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Tag Archives: #everydayinspiration
Summer Before High School – First Solo Sneak Out – Part 2
Posted on August 27, 2016 by RealBlake
Since there were ten or more balls out at once, and thirty or so kids fighting for the rebound, it was a madhouse. This is where I got into my first fight. There was a kid named Derick Babcock. He didn’t seem very intimidating to me at the time but, in hindsight he and his brother Zach had major entitlement issues. This wasn’t uncommon with a certain class of people. This class was somewhat manipulative and didn’t treat people… Continue reading →
Summer Before High School – First Solo Sneak Out – part 1
Posted on August 18, 2016 by RealBlake
The team was on point that night and we finished up quickly as the Chevy Suburban getaway car pulled up around the corner. Somebody whispered loudly..”Let’s Go!”, and we all ran back out to the street and piled in, expecting our “evacuation specialist” to peel out and put distance between us and the scene of the crime as quickly as possible. But…. Continue reading →
Short Stories: Summer before High School – Part 2: The Lake House
Posted on August 6, 2016 by RealBlake
Clint and I were both signed up for the spring little league. Sure enough, we had been put on the same team so we started hanging out. Ray was one of the guys I’d met through Clint and we all got to be pretty tight.
The summer before high school, I was invited to go out to the lake house. One day, while Ray and I were kicking around out in the back yard… Continue reading →
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Map To The Past
Posted on July 27, 2016 by RealBlake
If you take a flight into DFW International airport, you’ll take I20 headed east from the Big D and within two hours you’ll come to Hwy 110 where you’ll take a right and follow the signs until you come into E Front Street in Downtown Tyler. Take another right Continue reading →
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Reality Is a Perfect Universe
Posted on June 28, 2016 by RealBlake
When it all starts to go south, it’s like being in a space ship when your first engine runs out of fuel, your last one just explodes leaving you stranded and you find that a hungry black hole just popped up out of no where just to suck you in. When all this happens… Continue reading →
“On The Day”
Posted on June 22, 2016 by RealBlake
…The last major project broke me, more than once. After wrestling with it for a few years during a time when the world seemed to be abandoning film for digital (but digital was not in the budget for independent producers), I knew that I needed to shelve the film and come back to it when the climate was right…..With only a concept; no treatment; no script; no earthly idea how this thing would pan out, I searched for an assistant to help shoot a local Austin Event and got one taker.
9:00 AM – “on the day”
– I was planning to meet Trisha at…. Continue reading →
Posted on June 20, 2016 by RealBlake
Day 13 – Experiement with Word Count A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression….the focus on … Continue reading →
Keeping Austin Weird one Change at a Time
Posted on June 2, 2016 by RealBlake
Austin, historically, is a small conservative town. At some point that started to change and we developed the reputation for being Weird. As the city grows rapidly, the battle cry is “Keep Austin Weird!” Continue reading →
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Posted on May 30, 2016 by RealBlake
It’s like, word combo after word combo, hurled at us from a mechanical pitching machine with an unlimited supply of curve balls and sinkers. And, in order to be productive, you have to let the bad ones go and wait for “your” pitch. To do this job and not go crazy wasting time, we wait till its “in our wheelhouse”. That’s what my Little League coach Ricky use to say. So, when the right combo gets into my “wheelhouse”, I take a swing and the process….. Continue reading →
Posted on May 23, 2016 by RealBlake
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.
– Reinhold Niebuhr. There are several reasons that it resonates but two things in particular come to mind.
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