Category Archives: Memoir

In a World Where…

I love doing voice-overs. And fortunately I’ve gotten to do a lot of them. I did my first recordings back in the 80s as a member of the comedy trio Isaac Air Freight: 5 studio albums and 7 limited edition … Continue reading

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God, Are You There?

Connecting With God The trajectory of my life is toward God. Now. But it wasn’t always. My first few decades were spent racing in the opposite direction. I was raised a practical atheist, by which I mean God was simply … Continue reading

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I Am a Novelist!

When I was a kid I wanted to be everything. I practiced tight rope walking on the chain-link fence behind my buddy Jeff’s house in preparation to join the circus; explored the city sewers, preparing to become a world-class archeologist; … Continue reading

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Prayer is Air!

“Deep Sea Diver” by TolyanMy Connecting With God While I was working my way through college, my buddy Dean was hitchhiking his way up Pacific Coast Highway. A few years later, I had a shiny new bachelor’s degree and was … Continue reading

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The Smell of Books

“I’ll buy a Kindle when they create a ‘book smell’ app.” I wrote that right before I caved in and bought a tablet computer. But the smell was never the point. It was the memories it evoked (although I do … Continue reading

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How to be Funny

Why Funny Matters Whether you’re a writer, teacher, politician or mortician, this three-part series will help you be wittier–or I’ll refund every penny you’ve paid! My first career was about funny. I spent 13+ years in sketch comedy (Isaac Air … Continue reading

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Relationshipland

I don’t usually make New Year’s Resolutions, though I do have goals. More importantly, I have relationships. Although I sometimes wish I didn’t because, frankly, I’m not very good at them. I’m much more at home in Mitchland where I … Continue reading

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