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When Will This Damndemic End?

Springtime for Hitler from the Broadway musical The Producers It was the first professional theatre production I ever saw. I was 13, and mad about acting. So Mom bought me season tickets for a new playhouse not far from Disneyland. … Continue reading

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What Should We Do With All These Masks?

For over a year, we’ve kept a pile of face masks on our kitchen counter, ready to grab one on the way out the door. Just as Narnia is a world where “it’s always winter, but never Christmas,” ours is … Continue reading

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Hilarious Yearbook Quotes

The end of the school year is upon us. And you know what that means: High School Yearbooks! Oh, sure, there’s been this pesky little pandemic thing, but did that ever stop a teenager from getting in the last word? … Continue reading

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Living Unafraid

Originally posted on Diary of a Quadriplegic:
Like some of you, I have experienced anxiety and feelings of isolation for the last several months. The pandemic, the political unrest, and other issues facing our world have caused an uneasiness and…

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2021: So Far…

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Change

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sails.” ~William Arthur Ward Stormy Sea at Night, 1849, by Ivan Aivazovsky (Pavlovsk Palace, Saint Petersburg) Thought for the Week Some years the world barely … Continue reading

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Democracy

“Efficient” Synonyms: Competent, Decisive, Organized Antonyms: See Democracy “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried.” ~Winston Churchill Democracy Can’t live with it Wouldn’t want to live without it

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Our Autumn Getaway

Sometimes you need to visit the past to face the present. My wife and I love doing location-scouting daytrips for future films. They give us an opportunity to be together while exploring our adopted region. For the last several years … Continue reading

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A Traditional Halloween Blessing for Curmudgeons

Hey, don’t laugh, it happens: Honestly? We’re leaving the porch light off this year (does that make us curmudgeons?) and settling in for a Mandalorian binge. You? But on the plus side: Daylight Savings Time ends tonight, so we all … Continue reading

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The Most Imaginative Halloween Ever

Forget zombies and vampires. If there was ever a year we needed our imaginations, it’s this one. The people below have, and the results are amazing! I loved creating crazy Halloween decorations and costumes as a kid. But nowadays I … Continue reading

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