Category Archives: Memoir

Mowing the Straight and Narrow

It’s spring. Gentlemen and gentlewomen, start you mowers! When we finally bought a house with an actual yard, I was excited about mowing. Yeah, I got over it. Still, if ya got grass, ya gotta mow, and that means: Ya … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Less than a month from now we begin shooting my feature film Over-the-Rhine (I’m writing and directing). I want to share the experience with you, my bloggish friends, partly because I think of you as my extended family…

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Damnedelions

(Time-lapse video below It’s spring! Sort of. Actually, we’re still in Sprinter where I live, so it’s snow shovels one day and flip-flops and shades the next. But the dandelions can’t be fooled. Fake-daisy-delions are popping up all over our … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: On Universality

There may be writers who want to alienate their readers. (I can’t think of any, off-hand, perhaps because they’ve been so successful in achieving their goal.) But the rest of us want to draw our readers in. We want them … Continue reading

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He Made a Way

Part Two (to read Part One, click here) Having “my own religion” was a bit of a bust. But I pressed on, determined like Adam and Eve to discern good and evil for myself. I was currently pondering the Eightfold Path … Continue reading

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He Made a Way

Part One Childlike is precisely what a child should be. It is, in fact, the highest estate to which a child can ascend. It signals a deep, implanted wisdom: “This is my Parent who understands what I do not, and … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

This little five minute horror thriller (home movie) was one of my first efforts at filmmaking. It stars my daughter Elizabeth and my wife Trudy (my other daughter Amanda was the crew). Should I have waited for Halloween? It’s a … Continue reading

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