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Success

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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Extraordinary

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Double Tragedy

When someone harms others publicly, we see two parties: perpetrators and prey. We loathe the monsters and mourn the victims. And yet, to God all crimes are family tragedies. For all, victims and monsters, are his children. His heart is broken twice.

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Fierce Love

I’m not a violent person. In fact, when I was studying method acting in college—the tap-into-your-feelings approach made famous by Brando and De Niro—I had difficulty inhabiting a particularly violent role because I’d never felt the desire to hurt anyone. … Continue reading

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Perfect Love

Happy Father’s Day!

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

The World Premiere this past week of my new feature film Over-the-Rhine was remarkable. Cincinnati’s historic Memorial Hall was packed with good people and good cheer. The audience response was ecstatic–loud cheering erupted as the end credits rolled–a filmmaker’s dream. … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Dodos

(Of course, they’re also extinct) unflappable /ʌnˈflæpəbəl/  adjective 1. Hard to upset; imperturbable; calm; composed. Not the unflappable type? Me neither. But you know what? There’s something better: “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I … Continue reading

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