This site is another portal to my youtube videos, a place for friends to check in and check out the work I've been doing. The posts have some annotations and, like any blog, this is more of a personal journal than a public service.
I never really was a hippie, I was in the Navy while all that was going on. When I got out of the service after four years I was filled with a joy de vivre that's pretty evident in this old 8mm footage. Regrettable I no longer have the hair. My mother appears for a few moments and the guy with the shorter hair is my old friend ed.
The task depicted was the effort of moving a couple of railroad ties my mom was using to make a flower bed.
I'd like to experiment with having my Youtube videos in a blog format.
I moved to Maryland in 2006 from Grand Rapids Michigan. Grand Rapids has a public access television station - GRTV - with a long history in that medium. I really enjoyed producing videos and having the opportunity to share them with the community.
I got spoiled by the experience and expected the same sort of outlet in Maryland - no such luck. While casting about for a way to get my message "out there" a niece clued me in to Youtube; 104 videos later I'm happy as a clam with a video camera.
I'd like to think that a couple of them are pretty good and others (perhaps most) are just silly. You be the judge.
Here's my most recent, about a cool place in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Whenever my friend Alann suggests making a video I've learned that he has something very specific in mind and he's already done all the scripting, all I have to do is hit "record" and be his straight man. The Thousand Steps is our second effort and was a lot of fun to shoot. I was at a "down" period in my life and working with someone as cheerfully philosophical as Alann was a real tonic.