This could be an embarrassing story, but is it? Many might say I was dumb, but... The matter goes back nearly a decade, to when I first started writing. I was dabbling with screenplays, learning the craft, taking some of my interesting stories and turning them into the skeletal structure of what I hoped would be movies. I had just finished the second when my son graduated college. Early on in his development I’d recognized—and respected—him as a diligent sort. He didn’t let me down at his school, … [Read more...] about Dumb?
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“Hay, doc, good to meet you,” Arnie zestfully greeted me, aiming a high-five my way before at the last instant playfully pulling back his outstretched hand…this act followed by him substituting a fake jab at my abdomen. “Heard all about you—you are the man,” he pitched at me like a salesman. “Give me some love.” He threw me physically—and mentally—off balance as he yanked me in for a hug; then almost instantaneously using his arms he forced me far enough away to examine me like an object. “Not a bad … [Read more...] about Entranced–Untranced
Recently I shared an experience based on a single session with a man named Arnie Wilcox, the master promoter who had entranced his wife yet left her empty for genuine relatedness. I ended my comments on that situation by mentioning that Arnie had referred to me a movie director that had recently received acclaim in his field, and that this new client had inadvertently bestowed on me a lesson I would be discussing in the future. Well…here it comes. Matthew Ingram was twenty-seven years old when I first … [Read more...] about Killer Greed
I’ve been observing a trend during the last couple decades that has fascinated me…and at times frightened me, though I’m not convinced there’s cause for worry. Any time titanic changes take place impacting the social and cultural patterns of most of the citizens of the globe there has to be concern whether or not we as a species will come out of it intact…or even possibly better off. For as long back as we can trace recorded history, the loyalty and dedication of humans as been to country, if not … [Read more...] about The New United Nations?
Waiting to be interviewed for the Colbert Nation show (you have to believe that 97% True is not going to make it on this one), I noticed Stephen come into the room. He must have had a few minutes free because he smiled and then paused before sitting down so we could talk informally before going live. He told me he finished reading my novel, Mistaken Enemy, the night before. Then he popped a question off the top of his head that stunned me: So what’s the number one concept running through all of your work … [Read more...] about Thimpking