Tag Archives: forgiveness

Thank You!

Dear followers friends: You have made Healing River a hit! Amazon updates show that viewings of Healing River tripled last month and are continuing to go up! It’s now being watched every day by thousands who neither follow this blog … Continue reading

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Our Audience is Growing

I’m grateful to announce that, despite minimal advertising (we’re not exactly the Walt Disney Company) my feature film Healing River is one of the top-rated films on Amazon Prime. Result? Its viewing numbers have increased every week since it premiered–and … Continue reading

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Before Our Tickers Quit

My father died on this date, at age 45. From a heart attack. It happened two weeks after his annual check-up, where he’d been told, “Your ticker is in great shape!” They said that back then, “ticker.” They also said … Continue reading

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Fame vs. Flame

A Filmmaker’s Journal Four years ago on a June day like this we wrapped production on my first feature film as a writer-director Healing River (then titled Over-the-Rhine). Never dreaming it would take as long as it did for the … Continue reading

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Late Bloomer?

I’m no spring chicken (or maybe I am; after all, my first feature film as a writer-director was released in the spring 3 weeks ago), but I’m a pretty well-seasoned chicken—wait, that sounds like a cooking metaphor. Make that a … Continue reading

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Knowing Leads to Healing

It’s easy to vilify names, faces and images. Online. On social media. In the news–real, fake or a mix of both. The only way to know the truth is to know someone. To listen, to learn, and to care for … Continue reading

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Radical Forgiveness!

More Rave Reviews for Healing River! The trailer has been seen and shared by thousands. From multiple true events, including my own near-death encounter with a heroin-addicted driver, I created a story of “impossible” forgiveness that both challenged and moved … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

My Feature Film is Finally Being Released! I’ve been updating readers for years about my first feature film as a writer-director, Over-the-Rhine. So I’m beyond thrilled to announce that it’s finally being released! And that its name has been changed … Continue reading

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Beyond Forgiveness

Imagine meeting someone who is so breathtakingly good, so kind and intelligent that you fall instantly in love with them. So you beg them to come and live with you. And they say, “Yes!” Now imagine they’ve acquired a video … Continue reading

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Love and Death

Everything that matters is tied to death. Forgiveness, resolving differences,* healing hurts. When death looms, we suddenly remember the only thing that matters is love. If only death were always with us we would finally learn how to love. But … Continue reading

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