Tag Archives: family

When Your Kids Surpass You

Yesterday, while shooting some additional film footage with our director-of-photography, Jeff, I launched into a sudden “that reminds me of the time when” narrative (something I limit myself to doing no more than once every five minutes). At that moment, … Continue reading

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Something Wonderfully Wrong

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
I met this girl who loved God and Shakespeare (in that order). She was smart. Creative. And as pretty as English china. Outwardly decorous, inwardly stubborn—Jane Austen meets the Rebel Alliance. I thought I’d found heaven.…

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

The Family that Makes Films Together… I frequently post entries about my adventures in filmmaking. But more and more, filmmaking seems to run in the family. My wife Trudy plays a huge role in every stage of the films I … Continue reading

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Existentialist Family Holiday

Summer is officially here (in my hemisphere, anyway). And you know what that means: Vacation planning! May your holidays be free of angst. Some tips: Avoid Kafka Festivals, bald sopranos, any town named Weltschmerz, and any place that has No … Continue reading

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Love is Like That

Both of my kids were unexpected gifts. Nevertheless, when my first child arrived I fell instantly in love with her. So much so that I was afraid I could never love another child as much. I needn’t have worried. When Beth … Continue reading

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Rootbound

Trees that outgrow their planters (and plants that outgrow their pots) become rootbound–strangled by their own roots. Unable to grow. Unable to take in nutrients. What to do? First, remove the plant from its too-small container. Second, trim away the … Continue reading

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The Shepherds

Dan and Trish Shepherd drag their clan, two teens and three little ones, “the meemies,” into a diner called Whoopees. The meemies immediately begin running amuck. “Hey!” Mom shouts. Dad comes to the rescue: “No grass until the sheep get … Continue reading

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