Tag Archives: scary

When Your World Changes

 My Real Memoir “We’ve sold our home!” Mommandad announced after sitting me down and numbing me with a hamburger and a chocolate shake. We’d walked—for the last time—to our favorite cozy little bistro just blocks away called, let me think… … Continue reading

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Attack of the Giant Spider and Other Tales from My Childhood

My Real Memoir As wonderful as my babysitter’s magical garden was, it clearly wasn’t up to OSHA standards.* But then I grew up in an era when kids were expected to fall out of trees, stub their toes, fall off … Continue reading

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Experiencing Art – Together

Together. The word literally means “to gather.” A scary thought these days. But that’s what makes public art public: people experiencing art together. All art wants to be seen, of course. It invites us to come and see it. But … Continue reading

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Monsters in Our Midst!

We don’t always see them. Many are microscopic. Or live deep in the ocean. Or under our skin. Or inside of us! But–news flash, people–our world is full of alien beings! As a Halloween follow-up, here’s a sampling of some … Continue reading

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Is It the Devil?

WARNING: This will suck the breath right out of you! Have a safe, fun, evil-free Halloween, everyone!

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They Just Don’t Make Monsters the Way They Used To

When I was a kid, Halloween was a big deal. I loved monsters, and regularly built monster models: The Mummy (with real cloth!), Frankenstein’s monster, King Kong (with real fake fur), the Invisible Man (an empty stand with footprints). I … Continue reading

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So, I watched the movie Split on Netflix last night… and, dude, if anyone ever needed group counseling…

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Autumn, 1962. The thermometer was climbing and so was the economy; Dad’s income had boomed. To celebrate we’d decided to shoehorn a swimming pool into our miniature suburban SoCal back yard. Visions of bikinied girls and all the spectacular dives … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

(This is #2 in a series about my current feature film project. To read #1, click here.) We have a cast! And we meet next week to read through the screenplay together. So I’m deep in the throes of anxcitement … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 107

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 traveling for perhaps an hour … Continue reading

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