Author Archives: mitchteemley

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer

My Prize Trip to Hell

Source: vintage.es My Real Memoir My dad, the newspaper dealer in our newie suburb, regularly took his most enterprising paperboys to housing tracts where we’d solicit for new subscribers. I was an ace! In fact, by age eleven I’d won … Continue reading

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The Power of Slowing Down

Photo by Rosanne Jordan Thought for the Week I hate the fact that adverse experiences teach me more than easy-peasy-everything-pleasey ones do, but like it or not, it’s true. Yet I often fail to learn the lessons they offer, and … Continue reading

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Forgetting What Lies Behind

Photo by Michael Atkins “Forgetting what lies behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 3:13-14 † Note: British American actor, biographer, film producer Douglas … Continue reading

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Weird Thoughts Before Dying

Source: bestgemfun.blogspot.com The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Zack was plunging to his death! He’d somehow fallen … Continue reading

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The Unbending Beauty of Winter

Winter is the most honest of seasons. It can be beautiful and brutal in equal measures. If you accept it for what it is, it becomes your friend, your lover even. But if you insist that it playact, be anything … Continue reading

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Something Wonderfully Wrong

On a blustery January day 39 years ago, I met a girl who loved God and Shakespeare (in that order). She was smart. Creative. And as pretty as English china. Outwardly decorous, inwardly stubborn—Jane Austen meets the Rebel Alliance. I thought … Continue reading

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Return and Rest!

Originally posted on Unshakable Hope:
I know we are all wishing right now that this post was coming from Bill Sweeney, but instead, I (Lauren, his eldest daughter) will share a little post in his honor. Last year, we were…

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Goodbye, Brother Cat

Image by Tony Hurst My Real Memoir Once our mighty warrior cat Mr. B had passed away, Ginchy became the unchallenged CIO (cat-in-charge). He was incontestably the cleverest feline who ever lived. Not that he was all brain and no … Continue reading

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No Truer Words

Thank you, Dr. King, for speaking truth into our lives, both then and now. For those of different racial and ethnic backgrounds striving to live together, there are no truer words. All hands on deck! ∴

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God’s Factory Recall

Factory recalls from product makers are common, and should never be ignored. Avoiding them can produce adverse and sometimes devastating consequences. It seems we too have received multiple recall notices from our Maker (due, in this case, not to design … Continue reading

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