Category Archives: Memoir

Sympathy for the (Little) Devils

I recently wrote about my war with the yellow jackets. After they attacked me for daring to blow leaves near their underground lair, I counterattacked. Unsuccessfully and painfully. But several days later, armed with advice from my fellow bloggers, Trudy … Continue reading

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My Experiment in Becoming Human

Give and You Will Receive Knowing and doing aren’t the same thing. In my last Experiment in Becoming Human, I wrote about ceasing to try and get something from others, and being set free to give. “In quietness and confidence … Continue reading

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Promises to Keep

Seven years ago, in the fall of 2013, I met a man who altered my life forever. Mike, a producer and fledgling screenwriter, had spearheaded the formation of a production company called St. Michael Movies. And now they were casting … Continue reading

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Me Versus the Yellow Jackets

“This is my house, and I have to defend it!” ~Kevin McCallister (Home Alone). Last weekend, while blowing leaves into pleasant little piles, I was assaulted by a group of mini-kamikazes known as yellow jackets! A week later, I was … Continue reading

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My Experiment in Becoming Human

The Key to Fulfilling God’s Promise I recently wrote about my goal of talking less and listening more, of focusing more on others. This, I concluded, meant altering my habit of speaking all of my thoughts aloud. However, there’s often … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map

Yesterday’s quote from my fantasy novel The Wishing Map was warmly responded to. And I’m currently in the throes of editing the novelization of my feature film Healing River (to my editor’s satisfaction, I pray). And so I’ve re-posted the … Continue reading

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Activating God’s Promise

My first feature film as a writer-director, Healing River, in production. “This is what the LORD God says, ‘In returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.’ But you would not.” ~Isaiah 30:15 … Continue reading

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Deep Thoughts While Avoiding Weekend Chores

Young Codger Old codgers are grumpy, eccentric old men. But there are quite a few young codgers out there, too. To eat humble pie means to apologize for something you were wrong about. So, when you brag are you eating proud … Continue reading

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35 Years Ago Today

It didn’t make world headlines, but 35 years ago today I married a woman who changed my life forever. Oh, I’d been “in-love” a few times before, only to have those all-important giddy-gooey feelings fade away. But then, nearly a … Continue reading

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Letting My Geek Flag Fly

“Some are born geeks, some achieve geekness, and others have geekness thrust upon them.” ~with apologies to William (a.k.a. “Willy the Geek”) Shakespeare I wanted so badly to be cool. But throughout my primary school years and into high school … Continue reading

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