Category Archives: Memoir

The Queen of Soul

Titles and accolades are often little more than hype. Not hers. I was honored to meet Aretha Franklin decades ago when my band did an ABC special with her. Like many artists, she was an introvert, with a shy smile … Continue reading

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Old Friends

I had dinner yesterday with an old high school friend, Jeff. We reminisced about our teenage years, and then went on to talk about the times we’ve gotten together since. I couldn’t help smiling because when I was 17, thinking … Continue reading

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Is Robin Williams in Hell?

Here’s a re-post of one of my earlist blogs, dedicated to actor-comedian Robin Williams, who died on this date four years ago. Robin Williams’ death brought on the expected flood of tributes, but also a smaller wave of hellfire pronouncements … Continue reading

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Doubt and Faith

Part Two: Faith (To read Part One, click here) “Count it all joy when various trials fall upon you, because the testing of your faith produces perseverance; and perseverance, when it has completed its work, will make you whole and … Continue reading

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Why (at Least) One Bad Thing Happened

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
 Why Life Isn’t Fair (a series of sorts) I don’t often get a sense of “why bad things happen.” You know, the “senseless” stuff you didn’t plan on and most likely would not have put…

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I’m Four Today!

I began my big bloggy adventure four years ago today! And gosh ‘n’ golly how I’ve grown! According to child development experts, a typical four year old exhibits the following characteristics: 1. Finding new ways of expressing himself (always). 2. … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

To all of my wonderful friends, long-timers and newbies, in the blogging community: Thank you so much for your ongoing love and support! I want to apologize for my lack of attentiveness to your blogs–I miss reading them!–while things reach the boiling … Continue reading

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