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Thoughts for Living

I’m up to my proverbial eyeballs in projects once again – the chiefest of which is my daughter’s wedding (which I’m officiating, btw)! Hence, I’ll be on hiatus for a week or so. Therefore, this is the perfect time for you … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

Photo by Aleviva-Medien Thought for the Week Be quick to protest when you see others treated wrongly–and slow to protest on your own behalf. Rather, learn to use what happens to change your circumstances. Here’s a brief account of one … Continue reading

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Misspelled Life?

Photo by Johannes Plenio Thought for the Week We all struggle with just how fully to participate in life. Or whether to even do so at all. We must fight the impulse to disconnect, to hide rather than care for … Continue reading

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Live!

Photo by James Wheeler Thought for the Week “I’m not telling you to make the world better…I’m just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, … Continue reading

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Things Take Time

Background photo by Sarah Shull Thought for the Week I have an impatience problem. No, scratch that, I don’t have an impatience problem, I’m actually quite good at it. My patience, on the other hand, could use some work. In … Continue reading

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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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