Monthly Archives: August 2011

“Ms. Jean Louise, stand up! Your Father’s passin’….”

I reminded once again how powerful words affect people. I watched a terrific new documentary on author Harper Lee called ‘Hey Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill A Mockingbird.’ The film captures not just the essence of the novel and … Continue reading

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Dropping Words In The Succinct

I realize my blog entries have been a bit on the long side. That’s not supposed to be standard operating procedure in the blogosphere. 300-500 words they say is best. Pithy is to be strived (striven?) for. Alas, Ms. Pithy hides … Continue reading

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Down The Road. . .

I’m reminded this week of how important friendships are as well as how lasting they can be. Thank goodness. Friendships have always been important to me. I’ve been fortunate to maintain some that have lasted nearly my entire life. And I … Continue reading

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The First Time

You never forget your first time. Twenty-five years ago I wrote an article on spec (meaning I was writing it for myself until someone might buy it). I had just started writing seriously and I was in Ashland, Or., newly … Continue reading

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Going Home

A funny thing happend on the way to Facebook. I’d been invited to a new group called ‘You Know You’re a Grover When. . .’ which was a group created for all of us who grew up in Cottage Grove, … Continue reading

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Influences II

Comics were a pretty big influence growing up. And what I realized later as I got into filmmaking is that comics were really my introduction to storyboards, which are in essence little frames of a film. I was never a die-hard … Continue reading

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