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Posted by on Apr 22, 2008 in Misc | 1 comment

Estate Sale Information

When my dad was in his final weeks, we joked about/planned what to do with all of the items in the family home. My grandfather and father were both collectors (read pack rats). Yes, I come by it honestly. When my mom passed suddenly, I was faced with much a more imminent situation. We made a decision to use an Estate Sale company to help us find new homes for many great antiques and possessions. That estate sale is coming up soon. If you like antiques and are up to a nice drive, we’d love for you to come visit. You can find out more information about the sale here. I hope to write soon about the lessons I’ve learned through this process. Stay...

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Posted by on Apr 22, 2008 in Misc | 0 comments

Boston Marathon Weekend

I enjoyed watching the Women’s Olympic Trials on Sunday morning and the Boston Marathon on Monday morning. I guess those that can’t run, watch. I have read many articles from the winners and wreath wearers, but this article by Kate O’Neill moved me....

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Posted by on Apr 17, 2008 in Misc | 1 comment

Of Girls and Horses

Coming soon from Fox Faith: Moondance Alexander My wife and I are busy raising three daughters (and a son). Every so often, a movie comes along that shows the unique connection between girls and horses. Moondance Alexander is based on a true story. I have had the privilege of screening this movie, writing an article about the production (below), and crafting an interactive study guide for families (coming soon). If you like a good hero movie, you’ll enjoy Moondance Alexander. Moondance Alexander puts Respect in the Saddle By W. Mark Whitlock When Michael and Janeen Damian decided to make a movie, they didn’t know they were creating a cathartic experience for all involved. Moondance Alexander is the story of how hope changes a girl with no friends, a horse trainer with no clients, and a horse with no pedigree. This new movie, distributed by Fox Faith, is based on Janeen’s childhood adventures with her Pinto pony named Checkers. Both writers shed tears during the process. “Michael was constantly asking...

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Posted by on Apr 17, 2008 in Misc | 1 comment

How Much Do You Know About the Loch Ness Monster?

I know a lot more now after working on a discussion guide for the movie The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep. I had the privilege of seeing a little behind the scenes as I wrote interactive questions for families for this new movie from Sony Home Entertainment. You can download the study guide from here. The movie is available for rent or purchase everywhere, including...

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