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Up for Something (Almost) Completely Nuts?
The First Christmas / The Stage

Up for Something (Almost) Completely Nuts?


One of my favorite parts of one of my favorite movies (Field of Dreams, which was inexplicably and unforgivably omitted from the first edition of this list) is when Ray and Annie (Kevin Costner and Amy Madigan) are looking at this big, expensive baseball field they just plowed into the middle of their income-producing cornfield. Ray gets up … Continue reading

Inigo Montoya School of Writing (and, Quite Possibly, Life)
The Process / Writing

Inigo Montoya School of Writing (and, Quite Possibly, Life)


In a movie* filled with tasty bits that pretty much have become part of our DNA as a species (I suspect you could hike for days into the deepest part of the Amazon rainforest, find the most isolated indigenous people, say “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya,” and they would be unable to resist finishing the line, “you killed … Continue reading

The Faith of a Waffle
Family

The Faith of a Waffle


“If ye have faith as a waffle…” (Matt. 17:20, K9V) Early this morning in the kitchen, as we were wrapping up our teary goodbyes to Katie and Daren before they head to the East Coast for grad school for a couple of years, Katie headed toward the stairs, a move which her trusty puppy Waffles assumed … Continue reading