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Insurmountable

Originally posted on Tender Rebellion:
with Lize Spit & Thomas Gunzig An octopus has three hearts:one for birth, one for life, one for death.The soft oval body envelopseverything it needs. One human heart attempts to thinkof yesterday, today, and tomorrow,but…

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My Experiment in Becoming Human

The Key to Fulfilling God’s Promise I recently wrote about my goal of talking less and listening more, of focusing more on others. This, I concluded, meant altering my habit of speaking all of my thoughts aloud. However, there’s often … Continue reading

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35 Years Ago Today

It didn’t make world headlines, but 35 years ago today I married a woman who changed my life forever. Oh, I’d been “in-love” a few times before, only to have those all-important giddy-gooey feelings fade away. But then, nearly a … Continue reading

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Is This Our Future?

Let’s prove them wrong! “Communication is merely an exchange of information, but connection is an exchange of our humanity.” ~Sean Stephenson “Carve your name on hearts and not on marble.” ~Charles Spurgeon “Happiness is only real when it’s shared.” ~Chris … Continue reading

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My Experiment in Becoming Human

Processing My Thoughts Aloud In My Head In a post entitled Do You Live in Your Head? I wrote about my goal of talking less and listening more, of focusing on others. Still, goals aren’t touchdowns, they’re just big “H”s … Continue reading

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Do You Live in Your Head?

I’m a monologist. By which I mean I’m a dedicated one-way communicator. Writing and lecturing come naturally to me. But conversation? Well… Did I mention I’m a monologist? An old girlfriend once stared at me in disbelief and said, “You … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Production photo from my feature film Over-the-Rhine My Recipe for Humble Pie I was directing my first feature film and thought I knew everything I needed to know. I mean, heck, I have a master’s degree…

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Listen!

                   “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”   ~Ernest Hemingway “Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” ~David W. … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Are You a Vulcan or a Klingon?

“Words, words, words.” ~Hamlet Whether you are a prosaic get-to-the-point communicator or a wild and wooly wordsmith, you’ll be a better writer if you tap both sides of your brain: The accurate, logical, pragmatic Latinate side, and The intuitive, musical, … Continue reading

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A Happy Marriage

“A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” ~Ruth Bell Graham Have you talked to your co-forgiver lately?

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