paul skidmore andparabolos

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Who am I? is one of the most painful and penetrating questions. And the fairy tale assures us, regardless of our gender, "You are the younger son. You are the true princess. You are the

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story is everything

i'm listening to a gentleman play "Piano Man" on an acoustic guitar. story is NOT everything.

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the expiration date on “sensitivity”

"the more you noodle this over, the more meaningless this seemingly thoughtful gesture becomes." - Jeff Jensen, EW.com   (h/t Kevin Mathis and Plugged-In)

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two psalms

psalm 23 comforting. peaceful. serene. psalm 39 lost. distraught. pleading. two different scenes. two different attitudes. two different tones. two different emotions. one author. David.   (more…)

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who’s the most important person in the filmmaking process?

the producer? the writer? the director? (more…)

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sunday morning – director’s commentary

since there are way too many things to say about this film to fit into the five-and-a-half minute runtime, i thought a written commentary would be better. the following goes through the entire sunday morning

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sunday morning

for two months, i devoted most of my waking hours to thinking about, shooting, writing, planning, editing, or watching the following project, commissioned of me by the church i attend, North Boulevard church of Christ.

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