Author Archives: mitchteemley

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer

Travelling Far to be Where We Are

August is the peak travel month in the U.S., the last chance to squeeze in that summer road trip or flight to somewhere exotic (definition: “anywhere but here”). Soon “fall” will return (two month before it actually does) and students … Continue reading

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The Power of Story

“Tell ‘em there’s power in Story,” the old gnome whispered. “Power ter heal and power ter hurt. Tell ‘em ter use their stories ter heal.” ~from The Wishing Map The above quote is the tagline for my life and the … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping and Etiquette

Originally posted on cricketmuse:
This month’s Why We Say is a batch fresh from the “E” section. Eavesdropper Going back to the Saxon days of England, a person could not build right to the property line since it was mandated…

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The 32 Second Killing Spree

Three mass shootings in a week. El Paso, Texas, Gilroy, California, and now Dayton, Ohio, where many of my friends live (none were present at the shooting). Actually, America averages more than one mass shooting a day; these three simply … Continue reading

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We’ll Never be Royals. Or Will We?

My wife is of royal lineage. Anyone who knows her can tell you that; our daughters always tease her about how genteel she is. So, when some years ago we learned her family tree included Henry VIII and a host … Continue reading

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Shine!

     “Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good deeds and cry out in praise to your Father in heaven!” ~Matthew 5:16

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Dog Days

The term “dog days” means the hottest part of summer, and it is indeed where I live. But, then, if you’re a dog, all days are dog days! Dog Breeds Lavatory Retriever (“Get help, Lassie!”) Bird Dog    Caterpillar Dogerpillar … Continue reading

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