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Notes to Self at the Start of 2022

You’re still alive–there’s a reason for that. Get to it! “I’ve got to admit it’s getting better, oh, so much better all the time.” ~Paul McCartney (“It can’t get much worse.” ~John Lennon) “Thank u, next.” ~Ariana Grande “Don’t be afraid … Continue reading

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Caught in the Web of False Fate

Thought for the Week Jung was right. If we don’t understand our own unconscious impulses, we are slaves to them. But that doesn’t mean constant self-focus (“what do I feel, what do I think, what do I want?”). True self-knowledge … Continue reading

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My Recipe for Humble Pie

Image credit: behance.net Thought for the Week One of my most important life experiences was also one of the most educational. And by “educational” I mean painfully humbling. Healing River was my first feature film as a writer-director. I thought I … Continue reading

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Optimism Can be Learned

Source: allposters.co.uk Thought for the Week “You are not the center of the universe, Alec. Not everything happens because of you! Do you think God gets up every morning, and says, ‘Boy, I’d love to do some terrific stuff today, … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: From 7 Pros

“If a story is in you, it has to come out.” ~William Faulkner (Remember that scene where the alien bursts out of the guy’s chest?) “Write drunk, edit sober.” ~Ernest Hemingway  (Write without restraint! And then…restrain, restrain, restrain.) “You might … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Week Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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The Inspirational Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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Don’t Pass it On

Photo by GAIMARD Thought for the Week “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” ~Romans 12:2 A high percentage of abusers were themselves abused as children–physically, verbally, sexually. Other people may … Continue reading

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Commitment Takes Courage

Photo by Andre Gaulin “Have you ever committed yourself to something without realizing it would permanently alter the course of your life?” ~The Wishing Map Thought for the Week Planning is making a list of ‘Things to do at the … Continue reading

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Don’t Love Yourself!

Oh, all right, I admit my title is a ruse. But I really am tired of seeing motivational posts telling us to love ourselves. Why? Because we don’t need to learn to love ourselves. We need to learn to like … Continue reading

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