Friday, March 31, 2006

What I Did For Love

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Not only do we have talented children, but talented in-laws as well. This is Ned's wife, from 1986 singing "What I Did for Love" at the high school Pops Concert. She later went on to be the trombone player in Lawsuit and the sultry chanteuse whose rendition of "Fever" was always one of the high points of any show.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Infamous Shoe Caper

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My kids always made movies with plot lines. Not necessarily GOOD plot lines, but plot lines nonetheless. "The Infamous Shoe Caper" was made when my youngest son (who would be 33 today) was still in high school.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Rainy Day Play

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It rained very hard today, so the puppies had to play inside. They loved it. I'm not so sure about me, however!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Searching for Josiah

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My mother, my cousin and I went on a search for the schoolhouse where my great-grandfather taught. We visited the tiny "museum" in Inverness (California), the compound where my grandparents and several of my aunts lived, and my mother reminisces.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Puppies! Puppies! Puppies!

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Here is the first video of our new foster puppies, 6 week old labs mixed with something or other. Meet Fudge, Greta, Curly, and Blackie.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

The Last Day

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We had a mini night on the town, then got stuff organized and I took Lynn to the airport. This video is interesting for the confession of a bartender I happened to catch on film!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Hyatt Regency Hotel

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We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Embarcadero in San Francisco (where they filmed parts of "High Anxiety.") Lynn was most excited about having a space to iron. Go figure.

Friday, March 24, 2006


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There are all kinds of "therapy." For us, we went for "shop therapy" and "MQA" (Massive Quantities of Alcohol)...Actually MQA is a misnomer...we're older now, so it was more like "massive quantities of aqua...but still fun anyway.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Lunch with a Princess

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I'm back!

I had a wonderful time with my friend, both here and in San Francisco.  This is the first of a 2 or 3 videos about our time together.

This particular video is our lunch with our former co-workers--midwives, nurses, nurse practitioners, clerical people.  Only two still work in the same office and we hadn't seen each other en masse in years.  It was a fabulous afternoon.

(I'm just sorry I didn't get the conversation about vibrators, but I was laughing too hard) 


Friday, March 17, 2006

Taking a break

It had been my intent to continue posting videos while my friend Lynn was here, only taking a break for the days that we would be in San Francisco, but I'm discovering that it's more fun to visit than to work on a video, so I'm taking a break for a few days. I will be back on Thursday, after I return from SF.

I don't kid myself that more than a couple of people will even notice, but I didn't want to disappear without an explanation.

So this is the last entry until the 23rd, when I get back home again. I'm having too much fun to actually write about it or make a video!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

The Princess

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My friend Lynn arrives from Texas today. She's always said that she wants to be a princess, so I'm planning this visit as if she is.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


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Very brief movie of a very sick puppy.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A message home

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This may be a funny video only to me. Ndangi from Zaire had lived with us for awhile and learned English here. Now Victor, his cousin, was living with us and learning English. He was making a video to send home to his family and wanted to introduce them to David, who speaks no French. This video just makes me smile. It's short.

Monday, March 13, 2006

The Dysfunctionettes

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In another lifetime, I worked in an ob/gyn clinic, where we had parties for the usual holiday events. My friend Lynn and I were in charge of the entertainment. This is a song I wrote the lyrics to for our Christmas party.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Devil Dog III and IV

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The puppies did grow and as they got older they got into show biz. They soon starred in their own short feature.

Saturday, March 11, 2006


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Last video of "puppy week." The puppies frolick on the golf course.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Meeting Teddy

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At Easter time, the puppies went to the family dinner and met Teddy, a Cairn terrier.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Yogi's balls

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Yogi discoveres ben wa balls.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Bath Day

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When you are housebreaking puppies, there is a lot of stuff to clean up. They step in all sorts of things. So it's time for the puppies' first bath.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Puppies come home

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Yogi and BooBoo having been chosen, now they come home and learn about their new surroundings.

Monday, March 06, 2006

It's Puppy Week!!

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It's the start of Pug Puppy Week. My son Ned and his wife Marta have two pugs, Yogi and BooBoo. The dogs are pretty old now, and Yogi is literally on his last legs, but in going through old videos this weekend, I found lots of footage of the two little guys as puppies -- choosing them from among all the other available puppies, bringing them home, and the first weeks in Ned & Marta's house. The videos were so darn cute that I decided to devote a week to Yogi and BooBoo. This first video is making the puppy selection.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Little Friend of Mine

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This was one of the first videos I posted here, but I had recorded it off of the TV screen and the quality was very bad. Now that I can dub from VHS to DVD and then record from that, I have made a better copy. It seems appropriate to close the "Paul videos" with this recording of the song that he wrote for David's memorial service.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

New Puppies!

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The SPCA is going through a population explosion and ended up with FORTY-FOUR puppies that needed temporary foster homes, so I ended up taking four lab/retriever mix puppies. It's supposed to be only for overnight. They are very cute...but exhausting!

Friday, March 03, 2006

Sedona, Part 8

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Finally, here is the "last act" of Sedona, Arizona, where Paul wraps it all up and talks about what happened at the show he put on in Sedona.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Sedona, Part 7

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Paul discusses his marriage and human cruelty to helpless creatures.

(This is the second to the last in this series) 

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Sedona, Part 6

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Paul discusses his life after David's death, his relationship with lesbians, and God's answer to a prayer