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selections from “Becoming the Sycamore Tree”

photo by Ian W. Scott. Becoming the Sycamore Tree by David Skidmore, my brother. as featured in Youth Specialties. "At my church, we have a private preschool and kindergarten. In the nearby church courtyard is a playground.

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House, LOST, Community, and jumping the proverbial shark

from the Fonz literally jumping the shark on that fateful episode of Happy Days to Barry Zuckerkorn's subtle homage on Arrested Development, television viewers have discussed the concept now known as "jumping the shark". it's

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my macgasm articles about FCPX all in one place

if you're interested. the speculation: Thoughts on iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, and the Future the reaction: Beyond the Specs: Reactions to Final Cut X the reflection: Final Cut Pro X: Our two editors

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Apple’s cashpile and the next CEO

great article by John Gruber over at Daring Fireball: "Put another way, the obvious structure for a post-Jobs Apple is simply Apple as we know it, without Steve Jobs." i think he's totally en pointe

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macgasm reviews

just a reminder that i occasionally review film-related apps for macgasm.net. macgasm's readership has really shot up over the last few months as more and more people recognize it as a site with great writing

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Movie Magic Scheduling releases iPad app

a better headline might be "Movie Magic Scheduling iPad app escapes." this app is more like proof of concept than really usable on set. good thing it's $30. we can do better than this. someone

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Apple unveils Final Cut Pro X: my reactions

the macgasm team asked for my reactions on last night's news of Final Cut Pro X.  you can read it here. listen to some videos from last night here (image isn't very helpful, especially during the

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