Forgive and Forget

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God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly – not one. ~ Rumi Forgiveness doesn’t come naturally to a Sicilian like me. I can … Continue reading

Passing

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Passing. It’s what cars do on the road, what children do in school, and what people do in life. Pass each other, sometimes forming friendship lasting for decades, sometimes for minutes. Two weeks ago, my best friend and production company … Continue reading

The Things That Matter Most

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Life often hits us with unexpected challenges. On Sunday, we received a call we knew would change the course of the life of Wonder Russell, our lead for Impasse. As the words flowed from her mouth, the tears poured. Wonder … Continue reading

THE Tweets – The Birth of IMPASSE

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As a THANK YOU to our backers for getting our IMPASSE Kickstarter campaign funded, I present you with the original tweets from that cold, dreary day I sat in the window seat of Starbucks watching the couple’s loving and intense argument. … Continue reading

And They Say Twitter is a Time Suck

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I couldn’t possibly count the number of times my family collectively rolled their eyes while I obsessively tweeted from my Mac, iPad, iPhone… and sometimes all three at once. Tweetaholic? Maybe. Don’t judge me. It works. In less than three … Continue reading

From Book to Documentary to Narrative

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For those who have followed the journey of our feature adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name, you already know the documentary version of the same book is competing at Sundance. Douglas A. Blackmon, the book’s author and … Continue reading

Live in Truth

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What is truth? Is it something told or something lived? Think about that question. Really think about the difference. Because there is a difference. You can speak truthfully, but still live a lie. In the schoolyard we heard phrases like, … Continue reading

Learning to Cope

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I’ve been a therapy-goer for years, up until a session eight months ago, when I had one of those enlightening ah-ha moments. The very last thing I said to my therapist as I left was, “I’m ready to work on … Continue reading

Teen Taxi

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Every weekday morning, I make the 30-minute drive, taxing my teenagers to school, complete with loud “ghetto music,” frantic last-minute studying for tests, and the random, “Shit, I forgot my backpack!” as we pull into the school’s lot. Sure, I … Continue reading

Live

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“Life is short.” We’ve heard the expression a million times, but how often have you soaked in what those words truly mean? Last week, a fellow writer and friend suddenly passed away. Just gone. One day he was there, the … Continue reading

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