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Freedom Awaits

Even if I’d never been a father, this picture would touch me. But because I have, it touches me even more deeply. It pierces my heart and salves it all at once. Why? Because even as I write this a … Continue reading

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My Dress Rehearsal for Death

In the year 2000 I found a golf ball-sized lump in my neck. Not having swallowed any golf balls recently, I decided I’d better see a doctor. Dr. Yamagata was the opposite of the cold-but-efficient Asian doctor stereotype. He was … Continue reading

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There Must be a Pony!

Last week we found out someone had stolen a credit card out of our mail box, activated it, and bought themselves a top-of-the-line computer from the Apple Store! Um, Merry Christmas? (Yes, we’ve disputed the charge.) The next day we … Continue reading

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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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