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A Tale of Two BFFs

Rory-the-Dauntless (left), Jeff a.k.a. “Sunshine” (right), and me (bottom) My Real Memoir The Jeff-Effect kicked in shortly after I started 2nd Grade. At first, I didn’t know anyone at La Pluma School and barely said a word. But Jeff, nicknamed … Continue reading

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Family Is…

When I was a young man, I rented a room from a therapist whose family had rejected him. So he’d learned to create families. He’d match up patients with no “real” family: orphaned, disowned, unable to reconcile, young, old. Not … Continue reading

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Weird Eddie

‘Grasshopper Face’ by Boris Smokrovic (unsplash.com) My Real Memoir Eddie was different. He sort of looked Chinese, and I liked that. He also talked different, and very little. And even though he was bigger, he didn’t seem as smart as … Continue reading

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The Wounds of a Friend

Thought for the Week “The wounds of a friend are faithful, but the kisses of an enemy are lies.” ~Proverbs 27:6 Is there someone who regularly disables your ego defense system, who knows the “unimproved” version of you and likes … Continue reading

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Hey, If They Can Get Along…

(Click on any image to enlarge it, or start slide show) A quick reminder from the animal kingdom: We don’t have to be like each other to get along. Heck, we don’t even have to be the same species!

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To Judge or Judge Not: Getting Personal

Part Two (To read Part One, click here) A few years back, a publisher friend named Richard stunned me by announcing, after we’d completed a successful project together, that he would never work with me again. When I asked why, … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

A Tribute to My Mentor How do you talk about a friend who died in the most abhorrent of ways? You talk about how they lived, about their kindness and wisdom. I launched my filmmaking career with an internship at … Continue reading

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Old Friends

I had dinner yesterday with an old high school friend, Jeff. We reminisced about our teenage years, and then went on to talk about the times we’ve gotten together since. I couldn’t help smiling because when I was 17, thinking … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 107

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-One: “Hey-fah for the Sea!” (Continued) Previously: Gina and Zack realized the sea monsters were actually there to rescue them. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ They’d been…

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Unleashed

Lily, a six year old Great Dane, had lost both of her eyes due to a rare medical condition. She’d also lost the will to live. Until one day… …another Great Dane named Maddison came into her life. He soon … Continue reading

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