Amelia
Hi, I'm Amelia!
I’m a slightly overwhelmed undergrad, scrambling to find time between school in the smallest state in the union and work at a low-rent video store to make a documentary about my grandfather, Carlos. He was a writer who always looked to the future. He’s only passed a short time ago, and I miss him terribly. Read More >

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Tomorrow

As many of you know, I began this journey, wanting to tell the story of my grandfather, Carlos Moreau. Like in many great quests, though, the experience changed me. And by the time I finished shooting, reviewing my footage, and editing the pieces together, I felt inspired to tell another … Continue reading

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Better Than Coffee Milk

So Mom and I had a pleasant morning. We hysterically laughcried the whole ride from the airport to home. As soon as we walked through the door, we hugged Nora and Sofia and laughcried some more. And while she showered, I made us scrambled omelets. Chocolate chip pancakes. And stirred … Continue reading

Better Than Coffee Milk

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Mom!!

Yesterday, I asked you all for a really big favor – to convince Mom to head down to Anaheim before she returns home, so she can see with her own eyes the message that all of you Optimists have uncovered.  And just now, I found this in the comment section … Continue reading

Mom!!

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Help Please

All right, everybody… I need your help. After seeing the amazing things that all of my Twitter friends discovered today at Disneyland, I really think I need to convince Mom to go to Anaheim.  She needs to see it for herself.  I’ve tried calling, texting, and emailing her since before … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Moving Forward

Things got a little rough these past couple of days. Just when life seems to be right on track, certain choices can steer it in a different direction. In fact my life seems to have taken a 180, heading the opposite way of where I was going. But I don’t … Continue reading

Looking Back and Moving Forward

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A Final Attempt

So Mom leaves for her conference in California tomorrow morning. Like many of you have suggested, there was something I really thought I should show her before she left on her trip.  Remember this folder with the slides of Mom, Grandma & Grandpa inside? I wanted Mom to see this so … Continue reading

A Final Attempt

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Telling It All

I asked Mom to meet me for pizza after class today, and she was happy to.  It’s a favorite place of ours. And as Megan Tweeted, no one had to do dishes! (Always a plus in my book.) Anyway, for a while now, I’ve been agonizing over the best way … Continue reading

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The Bedtime Story

Lab ended a little early, so I went home to find Mom watching a soap opera. To which I said, “Mom, you watch soap operas?” She said she was so stunned by how silly soap operas have become that she was physically incapable of changing the channel. I told her … Continue reading

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Hitting the Right Note?

As you know, I’ve gone through a lot of Grandpa’s stuff in his apartment over the past few weeks. As you also know, I’ve posted anything major that left my head spinning here, on my blog, for all of you to figure out. (Sorry. You all are just top-notch dot … Continue reading

Hitting the Right Note?

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Mapping It All Out

A lot has happened in the past seven days. So much that it’s left me a bit dizzy, trying to keep track of it all. Which is exactly why I need to keep doing just that. Just so I can remember where we are. So we can take a collective … Continue reading

Mapping It All Out

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It All Started With a Bench

It’s been a busy week at school.  I’ve been up late working on a big team project that is due this Monday (eek!), and it’s gotten me thinking a lot about advice Grandpa used to give me.  When I was a kid, I played on a soccer team.  And. I. … Continue reading

It All Started With a Bench

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On the Right Track

I’ve mentioned Grandpa’s apartment above the family garage before. He spent a lot of time up there, his fingers clacking away on his typewriter. And it was more than just a living space for him. It was a sanctuary where he got to do what he loved most, writing stories. … Continue reading

On the Right Track

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And Around We Go

There’s a large park, not too far of a drive from the house. I remember Mom taking Grandpa and me there to ride the carousel when I was growing up. Grandpa and I loved it. I always raced him to the same horse – a black-and-white one near the outside, … Continue reading

And Around We Go

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A Can-Do Attitude

So apparently Walt loved himself some chili. You know the way I kind of enjoy coffee milk? Yeah, like that. Over the weekend, I read some stuff about Walt enjoying chili and beans so much that he carried cans of it with him whenever he traveled. Can you imagine? Trying … Continue reading

A Can-Do Attitude

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Welcome to the Club

From what I’ve heard over the past few days or so, Club 33 is not exactly the easiest place to get into. Apparently it’s only the most exclusive club in all of Disneyland, that’s all. And yet, that’s exactly where some of you ended up. Invited inside to speak with … Continue reading

Welcome to the Club

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The Way to Walt’s Haunts

Wallace has a new piece of art on his site called “Walt’s Haunts,” and even a modern-day young woman in Rhode Island can figure out these are places in California that Walt Disney – and maybe Grandpa? – used to frequent. (Thank you, Internet!) But this girl wonders, “What are … Continue reading

The Way to Walt’s Haunts

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Family Stories

I started this project to learn more about Grandpa, but as we move forward, I’m also learning about Mom. During a moment of charity and precision timing, Mom agreed to sit down for an interview. With me. In front of the camera. Yeah. What’s up with that, right? Was she … Continue reading

Family Stories

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Above and Beyond

Updated Post! Above and Beyond. That’s where you’ve gone. And thinking about all the amazing things you all are finding and figuring out, I have that feeling I get while watching a parade. With fireworks. And confetti. And silly string, the kind that doesn’t get stuck in your hair. It’s … Continue reading

Above and Beyond

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