About

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Stories with a Message.  A little wit.  A little wisdom.  That’s it.  Not always funny, but more often than not (I was born with an indelible smirk).

Re. Blogging Awards: I used to do these, and was truly grateful for nominations. But now I leave them to those who are still building a following, preferring to visit their award posts and cheer them on. “Yay!” (I know, overexplaining, right?)

Posting Schedule

  • Mondays Thought for the Week – something I’m chewing on and think maybe you should too.
  • TuesdaysMy Real Memoir – I memoir often and enjoy it (and have yet to be arrested). So I’ve finally begun posting regular chronological installments on Tuesdays. You’ll find a list here.
  • Wednesdays – Featured Bloggers whose words shine light or laughter on this darkened but still beautiful world.
  • Thursdays – Fool’s Odyssey – A autobiographical novella, of sorts (published in brief installments) about a young man’s search for the proverbial meaning of life.
  • Fridays – Friday Photoblogs – thematic galleries of images, with accompanying thoughts.
  • Saturdays – Assorted quips and quotes or, increasingly, Guest Blogs.
  • Sundays – Eternal Yearnings – short, heartfelt meditations on the infinite.
  • Pastors and Teachers – you’ll find sermon ideas, plus links to church dramas and videos, here.

About Me

I’m a storyteller (writer, filmmaker, public speaker) with the audacity to believe others might actually want to read or watch the things I come up with. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio with my wise and gorgeous wife Trudy. Together we’ve created our magnum opi: two clever, adorable daughters. I’m also president of a production company called Moriah Media.

Additional bio snippets can be found in posts under the Categories headings of Memoir and Fool’s Odyssey (a serialized autobiographical poem).

The Wishing Map –  You can read my serialized young adult fantasy novel from start to finish by clicking here.

Film project updates (“A Filmmaker’s Journal” entries) can be found here.

About the Content

I make no claim to being a source of wisdom, but am a frequent carrier, and an infector of others.  My passion, what gets me out of bed in the morning (besides my wife and hungry pets), is speaking truth into others’ lives.  Hence, you’ll find Bible quotes (I’m a Jesus follower), along with direct or indirect references to Pascal, Chesterton, Merton, C.S. Lewis, Evelyn Underhill, and many other scientists, mystics, and storytellers.

294 Responses to About

  1. Where are you? I’ve tried to email you a couple of times but they keep coming back. Apparently, I have old email addresses. Nancy

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  2. Hi Mitch,

    Thanks for the content on here! Good to read about what is on your heart. I have just started up a website with the purpose of collecting testimonies from different people about the wonderful things that God has done in our lives. I would really appreciate it if you might consider writing something or sending something over that you have already written. It could be regarding your own conversion story or something recently that He has done that you might want to testify to.

    God Bless

    James

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  3. Ray V. says:

    I recently started following your blog and have commented a few times, which I’m not prone to do, but you left the door open, so I walked in. I love Cincinnati and lived there twice…Downtown (corner of a Race & W 9th) during graduate school in 1982-83 and then for 4 months In Mt Healthy in 2017 for a work project I thought would last a few years, but ended quickly. Scotti’s, down on Vine St is my favorite restaurant in the world and I can recite the Skyline menu by heart. Looking forward to more of your stories. Ray

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  4. Gail Perry says:

    Hi Mitch,
    Since I don’t know how to reach you any other way, I’ll do it here. I love your blog, as you may have noticed from my comments. Today, you got mentioned in my blog because I have learned something important from you about blogging. I write way too many words! In case you’ve forgotten, it’s nextchapter175.wordpress.com

    Gail

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  5. Dew says:

    Finally I meet a filmmaker on this platform. thank you for taking time to read my blog. i am honored. Love your daughters names.. especially media 🙂 cheers.

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  6. Head Nacho says:

    Hello!
    We at The Compensator are a big fan of your website. This is a bit unusual, but we are just starting off and already have a lot of good content. We would love to be able to work with you in some way to help promote us. And in return, we can work something out or maybe do something down the line.
    Thank you for your time,
    Head Nacho

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  7. BT McNicholl says:

    Mitch — I now run La Mirada Theatre on behalf of the City. We have formed a wonderful Historians Group and I read your post. We’d love to speak with you about your recollections of the theatre when it was a movie house. Please reach out to us!

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  9. keikomushi says:

    Hey, Mitch! Thanks for stopping by my blog recently. Nice to make your acquaintance!

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  10. Hi Mitch, Nice to meet you. I noticed you like one of my posts. Thank you for stopping by, I am still roaming around your site. …Blessings.

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  11. rubysradio says:

    Hi Mitch,

    I am trying to figure out how to give you access to my blog while I have it on protected mode so I can edit it without flooding WordPress with multiple notifications. You could also try subscribing. I’ll get back to you this week. Ruby

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  12. Rocky says:

    Hi Mitch,

    The wife and I just watched “Healing River”. We both thoroughly enjoyed the movie and wanted to let you know, in our opinion, it is better all around than “Promises to Keep.”

    You, sir, are quite talented, both in front of and behind the camera. Thanks for mentioning these movies in your blog.

    Gordon “The Fractured Rock” Couch

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  13. wdfyfe says:

    Thanks for dropping by https://wdfyfe.net/ I’ve been looking around and you’ve got some things happening here. Cool. (loved the Notzilla clip)

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  14. Hey Mitch. Sorry it took me so long to respond. I just saw your shout out for me on the “Under the Sea” photo challenge. Thank you for spreading the love. I love doing the photo challenges if I can, I think they are a lot of fun. Happy Holidays to you and your family. 🙂

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  15. lilyofthevalley777 says:

    You sound awesome. I like you already. You can thank Linda Lee for pinging your blog on The Problem With People on her blog. I enjoyed it. I’m a Jesus follower as well, and wrote my own Christian poetry on ‘Becoming the oil and the wine’ blog with Beverley Headland. It was very gracious of her. She’s always encouraging me to continue writing, but I never had enough confidence in it to keep it up. It usually came in spurts. I recently wanted to start a simple WordPress blog, but was bogged down by all the red tape. Trying to do it on my android smartphone was frustrating to say the least. So, instead I’ll drop by others and leave parting encouraging comments anecdotally or with a Christian message. God bless you and yours. ♡
    Susan
    Medford, Oregon

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    • mitchteemley says:

      Lovely to meet you, Susan, and thank you so much for your comment. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts and impressions in the future. Blessings.

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      • lilyofthevalley777 says:

        Hi Mitch. I posted a message on your ‘The Problem With People’ blog yesterday morning, but it’s still waiting moderation. The reply I wrote to Lady Lee about Dinosaur Down, being glad she shared your site was approved, but I wrote a personal comment myself. Did I write something unapprovable? Maybe you hadn’t seen it? I have a copy of it if you want me to repost it. I’m sorry to trouble you with this, I know you’re very busy and get so many comments, I can imagine it would be a bit overwhelming to keep up, but I see you’ve been at this for awhile. Sorry….I do take the scenic route on my way to the point. 😊 Have a blessed day.
        Susan

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      • mitchteemley says:

        Hi Susan. No, I’m sure your comments fine, but I don’t recall seeing it. I’ll look for it. Blessings to you too.

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      • mitchteemley says:

        Found it. It’s there now. Thx!

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  16. lilyofthevalley777 says:

    Thanks Mitch.

    I should lighten up, sometimes I take myself too seriously. That’s why I’m glad I came across you on my path. You habe a way of seeing things in a witty and whimsical way. ♡

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  17. Hey, Mitch! Brother, I need to get a private message to you. Could you PM me or email me? Pastoracbaker@yahoo.com
    Thanks,
    Anthony (The Recovering Legalist)

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