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I Am a Novelist!

When I was a kid I wanted to be everything. I practiced tight rope walking on the chain-link fence behind my buddy Jeff’s house in preparation to join the circus; explored the city sewers, preparing to become a world-class archeologist; … Continue reading

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Are You Here?

Autumn is coming and we’re almost 2/3rds of the way through 2019! How’s your Plan for the Year going so far? “The best laid schemes of mice and men go oft astray.” ~Robert Burns “Life is what happens to us … Continue reading

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It’s My 5th Blogiversary!

I’m 5 today! And you know what that means — It means I get to go to school with the bigger blogger kids now! According to development experts, these are the: 10 Key Traits of a Five Year Old Displays … Continue reading

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Don’t Follow Your Dreams

I’ve learned a few things in my [insert largish number] of years on this planet. Perhaps the most important is not to follow my dreams. Does that make me sound like a glass-is-half empty kinda guy? Actually, there’s a part … Continue reading

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In the Bleak Midwinter

There’s something about midwinter. Perhaps because it’s too cold to go outside, we’re forced to look inside and assess what we see. “Do I like who I’ve become? Is this who I thought I would be?” January’s vows have vanished … Continue reading

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Resolutions that Stick

Most resolutions don’t stick because they’re not resolutions. The idea behind the world resolution is to solve a problem. So for starters, approach resolutions as problems to be solved. And then? The word itself tells you what to do next. … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Open Door or Open Pit? In the battle for fame, conscience is often the first casualty. I’d just completed my final student film and was combing through Backstage, a well-known resource for entry-level movie jobs, when, to my surprise I … Continue reading

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