Category Archives: Memoir

The Quirky Memoir Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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The Fool’s Odyssey Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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The Photoblog Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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The Tips for Writers Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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I Was a Daredevil Paperboy!

My Real Memoir As a result of my regular self-disfigurements, Mom and Dad began keeping a closer watch on me. But then I was set free by the most reckless device known to boy: A Bike! Our hilly little suburb … Continue reading

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Skateboarding in the Stone Age

My Real Memoir My buddies and I invented skateboarding. Kind of. There were two types of skates back in the stone age: 1) Pro skates with smooth “clay” wheels that you could rent at the local roll-a-rama. You’d glide around … Continue reading

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Newspapers and Talking Birds

My Real Memoir Dad was ambitious to a fault. Acquiring a newspaper dealership in a brand-spanking-new suburb was great (honestly, I don’t recall any more than the usual amount of spanking). But it would be some time before enough customers … Continue reading

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The Day My World Got Bigger

My Real Memoir Learn how to sign your name! Seriously! Sometime near the end of 2nd grade, I signed my first work of art using an ancient form of chirography called “cursive.” It depicts a rather short Native American boy … Continue reading

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The Day I Ran Away

Photo source: Michal Bres My Real Memoir I’d threatened many times to join the circus or go live on a raft on the Mississippi like Tom and Huck. But that wasn’t the case this time. It was some now-forgotten atrocity—homework? … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago Today

September, 2001, was a tumultuous month for my family. We’d sold our Orange County condo, the only home our children had ever known, and on Labor Day moved into a rented townhouse in Burbank, California. The next day I would … Continue reading

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