June 2008

  • My First Creative Process

    I thought that I would share the creative process that resulted in the screenplay “Stealth.” It’s an interesting story that took seven years for me to complete. It started with an idea that changed and developed over the years so that the final script was nothing like my original intended story. It all started with […]

  • How To Write

    It seems like there are a million and one things to read about writing. It’s overwhelming to see all the books published on the topic. Add to that all the websites and blogs that make it their main focus and it’s not hard to see why some people are afraid to even try. I know […]

  • Different Roles We Play

    I read May Not Appear Exactly as Shown by Gordon J.H. Leenders and was intrigued by this passage. “Hey, like Shakespeare said, ‘All the world’s a stage and all the people actors.’” “Life is not a play, Ryan. And Brad and Nicole are not actors.” “The play’s the thing Katelin.” “Ryan, stop it, life is […]

  • Basic Navigation

    I had to laugh last week when I saw a news item on television. The story was about school program that takes kids outside to learn some skills. I went to a similar program when I was a child; it was referred to as Outdoor Education back then and it was a great a program. […]

  • Though

    Where did you come from? Why have you crept into my daily lexicon?I don’t remember using you, until only recently, you’ve been born into my vocabulary.You’ve butt in and taken but’s placeBut not completely, you seeThe problem is that when I look backI can remove youAnd it makes no differenceto my words or message.So why […]

  • Graduation

    A respected member of our community spoke at the graduation ceremony last week. His speech was beautiful and I hope that the people in the audience got as much out of it as I did. After he spoke, I quickly found a pen and paper to write done what he had said. These might not […]

  • Teacher Blues II

    Once again, I sit here and stare at an empty classroom. It doesn’t seem right. The place looks completely barren and void of everything that made it a great place to be all year. The colourful banners and posters have all been taken down. The desks are shoved to the middle of the room and […]

  • Our Perception is Flawed

    “Hey I found this interview in a magazine that seems to work against your theory of reality being story.” Let me see that. Wired Magazine, eh? An Errol Morris interview. (He starts reading) Q: But don’t you think that we manage to keep up a coherent narrative of who we are and where we’ve been? […]

  • Unworn Clothes in the Closet

    Zig Ziglar often preaches the 80/20 rule of life. It’s a basic philosophy of how things work in the world. For example, 80% of the world’s wealth is owned by 20% of the people. There are a lot more examples. You can look for his website or books if you want to learn more. I […]

  • I’m Not Ready

    “I’m not ready,” is one of the most popular excuses in the book. As far as excuses go, it is a good one. Perhaps it is a good idea to prepare before doing something that is tough. But I don’t think this is always the case. Here are a few examples, Writing Some people really […]