The Sunday Film Series is back. It apologizes for its absence, but asks your indulgence because the time away was unavoidable.
In this edition, you’ll note that I have a new tool to use in creating the films for the series – time-lapse. Lapses are pretty much the story of my life. It just seemed a natural fit to build that into the films. Despite the new technique, be assured that I’ll still shoot all my films using only my phone.
A recent trip to see some great friends gave me a chance to focus my directorial talents on US Airways. I tried to direct the action in this film, but the actors seemed to follow a script written by someone else. Perhaps that is for the best. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been gone for more than a week. Thank you so much to all the guest writers who kept the site moving while I was working and working…and working. But now…
Like James Brown, I’m back! Alright, not quite like James. He isn’t back. He was back, but is not currently back.
So let’s sum up. I’m back. James isn’t. James is far funkier than me, even though I have the advantage of a beating heart.
I’m a better writer than James Brown. I am the one who has a new post ready for tomorrow. Hope to see you here.
(Guest Writers – I owe you. Bless you all for helping me out)
A few months ago I wrote something about Mark Twain. Robin Coyle’s blog came up as a suggested link. We’ve both written about Twain. I consider that an affirmation. Speaking of affirmation, you should read this post she wrote for my Guest Blog week. Make it a point to stop by her blog. Her feature, Strong Vs. Weak Words is a must read for writers.
A wink. A nod. A “like.” A smiley-face. Even a half smiley-face. Or, hallelujah, a comment! That is what we bloggers live for. Or, at least this blogger does.
We pour our hearts into a blog post, we edit, preview, edit, preview, ad nauseam. And then we publish the post and wait. Such a sad life we lead.
I was driving to work yesterday when The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald came up on my iPod. What a happy little tune.
There are two things that make The Edmund Fitzgerald a happy song. The first is that it is the only hit song that contained the name Gitche Gumee.
The other nice thing is that everyone dies. Usually that takes away from my enjoyment of a song. But Edmund Fitzgerald is my go to song to listen to on the way to do something I don’t want to do. When I hear it, I tell myself how glad I am that Gordon Lightfoot isn’t singing about me in that song.
One verse mentions a memorial service for the lost sailors of the Fitzgerald held a “musty old hall in Detroit”. We can infer that this happened in the part of Detroit that wasn’t on fire or bulldozed.
But what is must? Read the rest of this entry »
Man is, by nature, a nomadic creature.
Some of our ancestors moved to follow prey. Some of them moved to where they could gather more nuts and berries. Today we look for better living conditions or to be closer to the ones that we love. Career changes drive many to opt to head for another place. Moving is what we do.
When I take over running the world, I’m going to move somewhere nice. The house won’t be over the top, but the site will be breathtaking.
The other thing that I know is true about my move to greener pastures – I will be in full compliance with my administration’s policy on moving.
They Loaded Up The Truck…
There are many ways for people to get their stuff from their old residence to the new. Companies make a lot of money moving belongings between residents. I’ve given friends pizza and beer to help me move in a rented truck. The Beverly Hillbillies piled all their things on Jed’s old truck and headed off to Beverlyyyyy.
This policy is aimed at the people who insist on following the Hillbillies moving model.
It Is Good To Be Economical
I understand that people want to hang on to their money. Paying someone to box up their belongings and transport them across town is expensive. Loading things into their cars or trucks saves cash.
Last week, I discussed the injustice of Olympic medals going to equestrian riders instead of their horses. There was a mix of responses supporting and opposing my position.
I’m not one who presents problems without proposing a reasonable solution. Perhaps you won’t think this a reasonable solution, but I think you’ll find it unique.
Anatomy Of An Idea
Horses exist in most countries, certainly all that might host the Olympics. England is home to a significant equestrian culture.