Author Archives: mitchteemley

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer

Why Is “Smart” Marketing So Dumb?

I’m not impressed with “smart” marketing. I’ve received smart (targeted) ads for: Lacrosse equipment (a sport for I have no interest in)—because I bought Lacrosse gear for a nephew who was into it for three months when he was 14 … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

The Final Scar? To read my previous scar stories, click here. My two greatest hits are on my neck. Oddly, both remind me of God. I wrote previously about one. The other began with a woman doing her lipstick in … Continue reading

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Make Me an Instrument

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” ~Matthew 5:9

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Joy and Nausea

God works in mysterious—and sometimes icky—ways. Some years back I was booked as a guest speaker for a “Halloween Alternative” celebration on San Juan island, the largest of Washington state’s 400 isle San Juan group. Co-sponsored by churches on several … Continue reading

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Quirky Critters

This is my atonement for last-week’s shiver-inducing montage of Monsters in Our Midst, real creatures that are particularly scary-looking, although many are, in fact, quite harmless (tadpole, anyone?). I now offer this companion gallery of real creatures that–while unabashedly quirky–are … Continue reading

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I’d just graduated from college and, being pragmatic, understood that becoming a Nobel Prize-winning author, legendary rock star, and Oscar-winning actor might take a few years, so I acquired a day job installing electronic security devices in retail stores. But … Continue reading

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A girl named, sincerely

Originally posted on t r e f o l o g y:
I used to know a girl named, Sincerely. When she moved away, I tried to write her a letter to express all the things in my heart. It was…

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