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A Ninetieth Birthday Fête | Toledo, Ohio

There was a moment at my grandmother’s recent ninetieth birthday party, as I looked around the ballroom full of laughing people, when I realized that my grandparents were more popular than I was. And you know what? That’s pretty damn cool. My grandmother, who’s been described as “feisty” and has a serious penchant for biographies, […]

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The Overmen | Hiking the Bloomingdale Trail

One blistering Sunday afternoon in July, I set out for some innocent trespassing of the Bloomingdale Trail with the talented members of local band The Overmen. Boys being boys, they clambered over abandoned train cars and risked life and limb along the way, dodging everything from uncovered manholes and rusty nails to syringes and shards […]

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Film Is Not Dead: Chicago

With this July came the culmination of a long-standing goal for me. I attended the Chicago edition of Film Is Not Dead, an intensive, three-day workshop all about (you guessed it!) shooting film. When I first started hearing rave reviews about the workshop a year ago, I worried that I’d be crazy to sign up—that, […]

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