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 a smirk).

Posting Schedule

  • Topical Tuesdays – Whatever is on my mind or in my heart. (Or sometimes on Mondays, but “Topical Tuesdays” is more alliterative, and I really like alliteration.)
  • Wishing Wednesdays – A 5 minute read from my serialized fantasy novel The Wishing Map appears every Wednesday.
  • Other Days – Never can tell.
  • 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 president of a production company called Moriah Media.

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

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.

163 Responses to About

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  2. gigifalstrom says:

    I am not actively blogging at this time. What you commented on was an old Blog. I post frequently on Facebook.

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  3. Hello Mitch, I found your blog through a tweet from another blogger and I’m so glad I came here. I look forward to reading more of your work. ~Steph

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  4. Side/Dishes says:

    Thanks for following Side/Dishes! https://sidedishesblog.wordpress.com/ – keep in touch!!!

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  5. richp45198 says:

    Thanks for taking a look at my blog at psycheandspirit.net. I look forward to following your posts. We have some of the same spiritual mentors (Merton, C.S. Lewis, etc.)

    Richard Patterson
    El Paso TX

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  6. Lightgleam says:

    Glad you like Japanese painting, so I found a special man. Thank you.

    (my English is google translation)

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  9. Just to let you know, I nominated you for a “Very Inspiring Blogger” award. There’s no real competition, it’s more of a spread the love sort of thing. https://kattywampusbooks.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/inspirational/

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  10. Ditto on what gets me up in the morning – those hungry pets can be very insistent (Not to mention the hungry teenage son!). Oh, and substitute “husband” for “wife.” Blessings!

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  12. Thank you for stopping by A Scribbler & A Shutterbug earlier today! I’m looking forward to reading more of your work, and I’m inspired by your posting schedule. I can be a bit sporadic in posting, and I would like to become more disciplined in that regard. Have a wonderful day!

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  13. I found your blog because you liked my poem ‘Orogeny.’ Looks like a nice site, exploring many topics and tones. I’ll have to come by and read more when it’s not dinnertime and I have two under two hungry ones (both daughters too!) God bless you and your family.

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  14. fitnessgrad says:

    I love how you have special days of the week dedicated to posting, very creative!


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  15. penmanathome says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by Mitch, and the fellow support!

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  16. Admin says:

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  17. PJR says:

    Thank you for visiting and following my blog – I am bound by the truth to warn you that you will be disappointed – it is almost moribund at the moment. Except when I feel passionate, or angry, enough to fling some words into the air, there won’t be anything new, only archives about personalities, pictures, events that interest me, a lot of sound and fury.
    I am enjoying browsing here.

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  18. vjknutson says:

    Your blog is very impressive – polished, professional – and then I read your “about” page and it all makes sense. Thanks for the follow. I am honoured.

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  19. rkoenig9 says:

    I absolutely adore alliteration!!

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  20. Mia-Bella says:

    Hello there! thank you for checking out my blog. Keep on blogging

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  21. Daal says:

    You are kind to provide a space for visitors to find inspiration as well as to offer it.

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  22. Galen says:

    Blessings to you and yours! Thanks for checking out my photo blog. It is also nice to come across another believer blogger!

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  23. Thanks for visiting and liking Lost in Sleep.

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  24. I like Thomas Merton. I read his Contemplative prayer over and over again and practice seriously. I am reading but not done with The Seven Story Mountain yet. I also like Evelyn Underhill and The Essential of Mysticism. I like mystics. Nice to read more about you and your posts. Oh thank you for visiting my “Delight…” post. I’ll continue my watercolor class this fall (should say this year and on).

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  25. I like the way you write your About. I’ll redo mine so it won’t look like a business agenda, haha. 🙂

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  26. Billy Mills says:

    Thanks for the Like on my blog.

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  28. Eileen says:

    We share favorite authors…..looking forward to your take on them. Henri Nouwen is another of mine,

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  29. Thom Hickey says:

    Mitch I really enjoy catching up with your think stuffers!

    Keep going! Thom.

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  30. Laura Bennet says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I”m glad you liked it.

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  31. Thanks for the follow. I enjoy your blog as well.

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  32. Thanks for the like on my blog which introduced me to yours. I truly enjoyed your about and was amazed with Its almost Thanksgiving. I will have to admit I was quite impressed with all of the adds and info, however I could not read them all. Its always wonderful to meet another Jesus follower and I will definitely follow you. Sharing His love with others is what I try to do with my thoughts, poetry and photography.

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  34. Hi Mitch! Thank you for liking my post about The Art of Forgetting. I don’t normally leave comments. When I am online for blogs I simply post and share and like. But, want to take this opportunity to change that. 🙂 Stay blessed and continue to be a blessing!

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  35. edina c says:

    Ha, … well your blog is going to be great fun to explore. Enjoying your sense of humor!!!

    Also, thanks for following my blog, this is how I discovered you. (LOL) Big smiles 🙂

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  36. H.M. Davis says:

    Chesterton is one of my very favorites. Such fun — glad I finally had a chance to virtually stop by (or whatever the kids are saying these days…)

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  37. Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

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  38. Marcy B says:

    Hey Mitch! Thank you for visiting my blog http://www.thelittleredwagonblog.wordpress.com
    and liking my post, “Keep Moving Forward” Hope you will visit again and continue The Journey! 🙂 Many Blessings!

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  39. Kate Loveton says:

    Wow… I think I’m going to like it here. 👍

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  40. Thank you so much for your follow! God bless! 🙂

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  41. Marcy B says:

    Hey Mitch! Thank you for visiting my blog http://www.thelittleredwagonblog.wordpress.com
    and liking my post, “Rough Road Ahead” https://thelittleredwagonblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/rough-road-ahead/.

    I appreciate you visiting and liking my posts! Thank you for speaking the truth as you write!
    Bless you!

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  42. Mitch,

    Thank you for liking my blog post “There but for the grace of God go I” on March 3rd. You have an interesting site here and an interesting perspective that I find I enjoy. Thanks for the wisdom.


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  43. Very nice blog. Blessings to you and Trudy and your family. ~Debbie

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  44. cricketmuse says:

    Thank you for stopping by and the follow. I look forward to your posts. Heavenly insights are much appreciated, especially accompanied with a bit of wit.

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  45. tonyroberts says:

    Hello Mitch. I appreciate what you are doing here. You have some marvelous inspirational muses. Evelyn Underhill is great.

    I hope this finds you doing well.

    I see you have been a follower of “A Way With Words.” Great! Thank you.

    We have now transformed into, “Delight in Disorder: Faith & Mental Illness” (delightindisorder.org). I hope you will join us there. On the left sidebar, there is a box (below “Get More Delight”) for subscriptions so you can get the most of our mission.

    Take care & God bless,

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  46. numrhood says:

    are you from colby’s clubhouse


  47. Jennwith2ns says:

    Hi Mitch–Thanks for visiting, and subsequently following, my blog! It’s an honor. I’m also really glad I’m following yours. I’m looking forward to exploring it more.


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