Author Archives: mitchteemley

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer


It was autumn, 1962, and (unlike this year) the thermometer was climbing. So was the economy. Dad’s income was booming. To celebrate we’d decided to shoehorn a swimming pool into our miniature suburban Southern California back yard. Visions of bikinied … Continue reading

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Signed by God

“And what we will be has not yet been revealed, but we know that when Christ appears we will be like him.” ~1 John 3:2 “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do the good works he … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

Two more questions may answer the question: What would I die for? What do I live for?        “What am I living for? and What am I dying for? are the same question.”      ~Margaret Atwood “It … Continue reading

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Astonishing Sculptures

This collection of sculptures (I got carried away, I confess!) surprises us: with scale (immense, tiny), with unexpected locations, with uncanny realism, with skewed perceptions…or with sheer unclassifiability! (Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slideshow)

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Rebel Without Applause

The first film I starred in, apart from home movies, was a cheesy low-budget Rebel Without a Cause knockoff called Eden Cried. And by starred in I mean, of course, that I was an extra. I’d just gotten out of … Continue reading

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How To Drive a Writer Crazy

Originally posted on Seeking Divine Perspective:
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also                                     to the interests…

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Why Is “Smart” Marketing So Dumb?

  I’m not impressed with “smart” marketing. I’ve received smart (targeted) ads for: Lacrosse equipment (a sport 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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