Category Archives: Memoir

My Phobia

Part Two: Into the Fog It was my buddy Jeff’s birthday. His mom decided to drive five of us to a Disney double-bill ten miles away across an unlit stretch called Dairy Valley. The pizza was great (all pizza is … Continue reading

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My Phobia

Part One: I Dare You (Warning: Graphic violence) My parents loved visiting their old friends Don and Gina, who had an only child named Craig (I’m an only child, too). I didn’t really enjoy being with Craig, because, although I … Continue reading

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My First Big Fork in the Road

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Have you ever wondered who you’d be if at some point you’d taken a different fork in the road? Pursued a different career. Married a different person. Chosen not to pet that baby alligator. My…

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Fifty Shades of Me

The final Fifty Shades movie comes out next week. (Um, yay?) Actually, my wife hasn’t seen any of them because, dude, I’ve got at least fifty shades of grey, and they’re all hers. The grey started showing when I was … Continue reading

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My Top Blog Posts of 2017

So, I’ve never done this before, and frankly it seems a bit narcissistic–as if the world revolved around my blog (but, then, it does, doesn’t it?). Anyway, for those few who don’t follow this blog site religiously (note self-mocking sarcasm), … Continue reading

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Destination

To you who are in emotional travail who long for healing now right here where you are I want to say healing awaits because it does But it is not here It is in a place to which you must … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Over-the-Rhine – The Official Trailer! I’ve been talking about my feature film Over-the-Rhine for two years now. The creation of a movie, as with the creation of a full-grown human being — from pregnancy (“I have this idea…”) to debutante … Continue reading

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