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My Witch Just Said… #218

Posted by on June 22nd, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“DIAGON ALLEY!!! I’m never coming home. Seriously, I almost cried when we entered.” -Avara   Courage. Compassion. Imagination. Friendship. Achievement. Books can help unlock these ideals in ways no amount of conversation or browbeating could ever hope to accomplish. We’re big storytellers at our house. As Finn got older, I felt an internal countdown to being […]

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Harry Potter and the Curious Cancer

Posted by on January 7th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

I used to think life was a process of growing older and wiser. You put the puzzle pieces together, finding those intellectual edge pieces to the larger picture and placing them to make sense out of a 2,524,554,080 second blank jigsaw. Boys, take care of yourselves. Before you can't. I lost three close family members […]

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IOUD, Part Two

Posted by on August 20th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Continued from IOUD, Part One… It was 4am. Staring at my phone, waiting for a text from Avara. Finn flopped around in his sleep almost as much as my mind jumped from outcome to outcome. ‘Gonna rest a bit until doc comes in. You gotta sleep. So wish we were home.’ With that, I gently […]

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IOUD, Part One

Posted by on August 16th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

I said, “I want to go beat things and run fast.” She said, “I just want to cry and go to sleep.” Growing up without a firm handle on my emotions was tough. I couldn’t put a saddle on them and ride them until they tired out. I didn’t know how to burn them into […]

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Don’t Make Me Raise My Son Here…

Posted by on July 11th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

I just finished shooting a film with my good friend and fellow filmmaker, Noah Harald. If you didn’t know previously, I’m a professional actor in the spare moments when I am not writing/bleeding/eye-gouging for “HowToBeADad”. Noah and I have known each other since our teenage years in Northern California. If you had the good sense […]

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