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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Is About Bigger Things Than I Remembered

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was the first movie I ever saw in a theater. I somehow got invited to another kid’s birthday party, and I was delighted to go. None of my brothers or sisters had seen it yet, … Continue reading

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Now That’s More Like It, James Cameron

It’s no secret that I hated Avatar. I saw it on Christmas Day in 2009, and I was sorely disappointed. James Cameron has written and directed some of my favorite films of all time, including The Abyss, Aliens, and Terminator … 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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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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I Promised God I Would Write This

In the early morning of Friday, November 26, 2021, I was doing my daily workout. I wasn’t even halfway through when I felt an unmistakable feeling, almost like a voice whispering to me to pay attention. I stopped what I … Continue reading

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Jumanji Is the Right Way to Adapt a Children’s Book to the Big Screen

I’ve wanted to write about Jumanji for a long time, but I couldn’t find the right spark of inspiration. I didn’t want to mindlessly praise it or make an unwarranted comparison to another film. For example, for a while I … Continue reading

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An Example of Seemingly Random Things Happening for a Reason

“There are no accidents,” said a wise turtle named Oogway. I believe that to be a true statement. It might seem like a random series of events produced everything we see around us, from life to civilizations, but I don’t … Continue reading

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Taking a Moment to Be Grateful

I know Thanksgiving was last week, but I feel the need to take a moment to express gratitude for something most precious to me. The Monday before Thanksgiving, my wife collapsed in a puddle of her own blood in our … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Has Been a Blessing to Me

The quarantines, lockdowns, and other restrictions that were put in place in 2020 to stop the spread of COVID-19 are annoying and detrimental to many people. I’m grateful that I have been spared pretty much all of the ill effects … Continue reading

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My Brother, the Nintendo Expert

If you’ve followed this website for the past few years, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I’m one of nine children, and I grew up in a city in Washington State that’s right next door to Redmond. My … Continue reading

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