Category Archives: Random Stuff

Miracles I’ve Seen This Year

Every day is a miracle. I am grateful for every opportunity I have to keep living and being better. This Thanksgiving, I would like to acknowledge some of the biggest miracles I’ve seen this year.

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There Are No Accidents

I like to record the miracles I experience in my life. I have received so many over the years, I can hardly keep track of them all. This one truly humbled me, and I want to share the lessons I … Continue reading

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So Much to Write, So Little Time

I’ve been writing Cinematic Chiasmus articles for 10 years, and I’ve never had a dearth of ideas for them. The only limit on my output of them has been the fact that those articles are always ambitious projects to put … Continue reading

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Be a Little Bolder

I’d like to share a little experience I recently had. My wife and three of my kids and I were recently eating at a Costco Food Court when we noticed a couple of men who looked awfully familiar come and … Continue reading

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Is There Anything That Isn’t More Important Than Ever?

Is there anything that isn’t more important than ever? I ask that partly as a tongue-in-cheek question and partly as an honest inquiry. Because I hear that phrase used a lot in conjunction with mental health, getting flu shots, and … Continue reading

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5 Quick Ways the Parents in The Parent Trap Could Have Distinguished Annie from Hallie

There’s a scene in The Parent Trap (1998) that always perplexed me. The parents have decided to part ways, but their twin daughters aren’t willing to go along with that plan. So they make it seemingly impossible for their parents … Continue reading

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Steve McQueen Is the King of Name Placement on Movie Posters

I like listening to music as I write. Sometimes I find great music soundtracks on YouTube and listen to them for hours at a time. And one soundtrack I particularly enjoy is the one from The Magnificent Seven (1960). I’ve … Continue reading

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Ode to the Bank

Question: What do you a call a tribute to getting out of debt? Answer: Ode! And I felt I owed it to my wonderful readers to share this poem I wrote in the midst of paying off my mortgage at … Continue reading

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I’m a Little Late Paying Off My Mortgage

I have moved a mountain. It wasn’t as fast as it was for Enoch simply telling mountains to flee from before him. But it happened, nonetheless. I feel like there’s only one song that can sum up my feelings right … Continue reading

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Feeling Bad for Feeling Bad

My fingers hurt. Nothing new there. But something strange has happened. I had intended to write a different article this week about how this website sometimes feels like my journal, but I found that it would work better if I … Continue reading

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