Category Archives: Videos

Making Something Real

Five years ago this month, we dared to enter our not-yet-finished movie Healing River (then titled after its setting, Cincinnati’s gritty inner-city neighborhood Over-the-Rhine) in the world’s largest Christian film festival. It was my first feature film as a writer-director-producer, … Continue reading

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April Foolishness

I’ve always appreciated good-hearted pranks, not the mean kind, but the teasy kind. The kind that end with an affable laugh. When I was in high school, I was invited to a ‘Girl Ask Boy’ dance. I arrived with a … Continue reading

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My Super Bowl Ad!

(See video below) Super Bowl is the most widely viewed event in America. For my non-U.S. friends, it centers on a game played with a miniature zeppelin that only Americans (and Canadians, eh) call a football (Aussie’s have their own … Continue reading

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My Thursday Song

Vintage Music Video below* The end of the year always makes me think back on those moments that helped define me. The Daily Planet was, for many years, the biggest “moment” of my life. Marc was a skinny Polish-American Jew. … Continue reading

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My Recipe for Humble Pie

Image credit: behance.net Thought for the Week One of my most important life experiences was also one of the most educational. And by “educational” I mean painfully humbling. Healing River was my first feature film as a writer-director. I thought I … Continue reading

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Hello, God?

(See videos at end of this post) My friend Mina is proudly neopagan. What’s a neopagan? Good question. It would be easier to say what a neopagan isn’t, since they represent more of a subculture than a specific set of … Continue reading

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When God Does (and Doesn’t) Provide

Thought for the Week This Thought for the Week consists of a video recorded yesterday morning at a local church. As part of a series on our Creator’s provision, and as a follow-up to the previous week’s message, “When God … Continue reading

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I Turned Out Like You After All, Dad

Suggestion: Read post below before watching video! My Real Memoir Even when he wasn’t there, Dad was there. He was an invisible presence, like gravity, that kept us from flying off into space. Mom celebrated me just as I was. … Continue reading

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My Feature Film Has Been Nominated for a Major Award!

Healing River, a movie I wrote and directed, has received nominations for three ICVM Crown Awards: Best Narrative Film, Best Actor, and Best Evangelistic Production! Now in their 48th year, the ICVM presentation (International Christian Visual Media) is the world’s … Continue reading

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The Day I Discovered Music

My Real Memoir I’d always loved music. I just didn’t know it. It was my Uncle Walt (Disney) who’d introduced me to it. I danced along with the Mouseketeers and wore my coonskin cap when I sang the theme from the … Continue reading

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