Category Archives: Memoir

Why I Believe: C.S. Lewis and Me – Part Three

Conclusion to the three-part story of my journey from atheism to faith To read Part One, click here.    “Surprised by joy—impatient as the Wind, I turned to share the transport.”       ~William Wordsworth Almost immediately after my … Continue reading

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Why I Believe: C.S. Lewis and Me – Part Two

My journey from atheism to faith To read Part One click here. I began to think of my longing for God as a hunger for a flavor that didn’t exist. Which seemed odd. But there was one example of such … Continue reading

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Why I Believe: C.S. Lewis and Me – Part One

The truth that compelled me to journey from atheism to faith also had a profound impact on my spiritual mentor C. S. Lewis.  Here, in three parts, is my story–written five years ago when my blog was new. Few have … Continue reading

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From Crappy to Happy

It’s funny how Thanksgiving, America’s official day of gratitude, is followed by Black Friday, our unofficial day of grumbling. Of course, you can always avoid shopping and sit at home complaining about the “&%@#*ing commercialization of the holidays!” But that … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

My First Feature Film Under the Gipper. I was doing a producing internship in the glass skyscraper they blew up in Diehard (former president Ronald Reagan’s office was above us). Anxious to find a project, but lacking the money to … Continue reading

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Boom!

It was autumn, 1962, and (unlike this year) the thermometer was climbing. So was the economy. Dad’s income was booming. To celebrate we’d decided to shoehorn a swimming pool into our miniature suburban Southern California back yard. Visions of bikinied … Continue reading

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Rebel Without Applause

The first film I starred in, apart from home movies, was a cheesy low-budget Rebel Without a Cause knockoff called Eden Cried. And by starred in I mean, of course, that I was an extra. I’d just gotten out of … Continue reading

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