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Flattery Will Get You Everywhere, Thor

When I was first learning about blogging more than a decade and a half ago, I heard that one of the best ways to befriend other bloggers and get people to talk about me was to first talk about them. … 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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Swallowing My Pride

Humility is not an easy quality to achieve or maintain. I was bullied a lot as a child, and it hardened me to the point that I thought I was uniquely deserving of sympathy and that other people were responsible … Continue reading

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It’s All Right When Everything Goes Wrong

When times get tough, I try to look on the bright side and count my blessings. I don’t feel so bad about the social distancing and isolation right now in part because the last year has been so hard for … Continue reading

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Doctor’s Orders

I’m sorry to say I can’t publish a new article I had planned this week because I’ve gone and injured one of my fingers. It’s been swollen for many months, but it recently got so painful that I finally went … 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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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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Excuses, Excuses…

Several things kept me from finishing The Paddielphia Experiment this week. The footage was incomplete, I got really sick, and it seems like everything combined to prevent me from getting my work done. I know. Excuses, excuses. But I promise … 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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I No Longer Think It’s Wise to Mock the Past

Have you ever found the answer to a question you had never thought to ask, but which explains many other questions you’ve had? I had this experience when I watched a brilliant review of Pleasantville. I had never seen a … Continue reading

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