Tag Archives: family

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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The Giver and Passing on Knowledge to the Young

Last week I did something I had never done before. I responded to an email I received out of the blue and interviewed its author. You see, I get a lot of emails from people telling me about this or … Continue reading

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10 People and Things I’m Thankful for

I’ll keep things nice and simple this Thanksgiving by sharing 10 people and things I’m thankful for:

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My Marlin Moment

One of my sons recently taught me an important lesson. This is the same son who took many years to tell me that he loves me. During his bedtime routine, he was running around an office chair as he flossed … Continue reading

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How My Mom Taught Me Not to Fear Scary Movies

Halloween season is upon us, so in that spirit I would like to share an experience from my childhood involving scary movies. I was forbidden from watching most scary movies for many years, but my parents were wise enough to … Continue reading

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The Paddielphia Experiment

It’s finally here! The movie I wrote and directed as a teenager in the summer of 1997 and got all of my brothers and one of my sisters to star in it. The Paddielphia Experiment. For a number of reasons, I … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Long-Lost Movie I Made as a Teenager

I’m finally doing it! Back in the summer of 1997, I wrote my first screenplay about a group of four brothers camping in the woods who get terrorized by a creature of pure evil. It was called The Paddielphia Experiment, … Continue reading

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The Lockard Family as Movie Stars

Do you ever think about which movie stars your family members remind you of? I am the seventh of nine kids, so I got to witness a lot of personalities develop as we all grew up and started our own … Continue reading

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