Thursday, August 31, 2006


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Over on YouTube, someone was asking people to talk about the magazines and periodicals they read, so this is my response to that question.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Polynesian Dances

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On our trip to Hawaii, we visited the Polynesian Cultural center and watched the dance show. My favorites always are the Tahitian dancers. How do their hips move so fast?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Not the von Trapp family

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...but still music plays a part in this family.
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Monday, August 28, 2006


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Nothing like going for a little drive on a Sunday Afternoon.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Lordy, Lordy

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Today was the picnic/party for the five offspring in our group who are turning 40 this year. I managed to edit 36 minutes of video down to 4 min and 45 seconds of highlights.
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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Mexican Won Ton

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This used to be one of my favorite appetizers to make, but I haven't made it in probably 10 years or more. You can't even find the recipe on line, so here is the recipe...and instructions for how to fold won ton.

Friday, August 25, 2006


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I came across this little art display at a theatre we attended recently. It bothered me. A lot.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thar she blows!

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I love this video.  The quality isn't good.  It was taken in 1992 on the Big Island of Hawaii, standing at South Point, the southernmost point in the United States.  The wind was blowing fiercely and there was a pod of whales out in the ocean, all cavorting about.  I didn't have a great zoom on the camera, and actually, I wanted to WATCH them, not film them, so I aimed the camera in their general direction and just shot footage, and hoped for the best.  This was one experience I wanted to live "live."

But I'm happy with what I got and you can definitely get a feel for how much activity there was out there, even if I couldn't get "up close and personal."

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006


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We visited an orchid garden outside of Hilo on The Big Island. I never realized orchids were so many and so varied.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

International Pop Overthrow

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One reason Jeri is here is for the "International Pop Overthrow," where the Preoccupied Pipers puts on a 15-20 minute show (along with several other groups). After our BBQ the other night, they did the show for all of us, as a sort of second rehearsal. They will be performing in SF tonight (Tuesday)

Monday, August 21, 2006

Jammin' with Adrian

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We went to a BBQ this weekend and after we had all eaten, the kids put on a show. At the end of if, Jeri and KC started jamming with their friend Adrian.

Doesn't everyone have a sound stage in their living room?

Sunday, August 20, 2006


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Ashley asked if I could take a 4th puppy, one who was the same age as the other three.? I said yes.? Unfortunately, the original puppies seem to hate her and we have to move her on to another foster home... but not before taking some video!

Saturday, August 19, 2006


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Walt grew up in Hawaii and so when we returned in 1992, the kinds of sightseeing we did wasn't your run of the mill tourist sightseeing.
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Friday, August 18, 2006

Tour Waikiki

In 1992 we went to Hawaii. On our first day, we drove down along Waikiki, to see how much it had changed since I was there as a tourist in 1960 and Walt, who grew up on Oahu, had moved away in 1955.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Kimba in Charge

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It was an accident, but Kimba seems to have figured out how to escape the torment of the puppies, at least briefly.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Crayfish

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This is another brief video from the family reunion. Someone had bought a bag of live crayfish to cook. What happened to this one shouldn't happen to a dog.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

"The Prep"

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In order to get ready for certain medical procedures, you sometimes have to undergo certain "preparations" beforehand...

Monday, August 14, 2006

SARTA Elly Nomination Ceremony

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Tonight I attended the nomination ceremonies for the SARTA (Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance) 2005-2006 Elly awards. The awards themselves will be presented in September--these are just the nominees. But I took along the camera and made a very brief documentary.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Sheila's Day at Wright's Lake

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Sheila went on her first camping trip. Well...her first couple of hours in a camping place, anyway.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Days of our Lives

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This is a video I made specifically? for my cousin and my son--but I'm sure any soap opera fanatic can relate.

Friday, August 11, 2006

A Puppy Update

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I've been neglecting the puppy lovers, so here's a video of the puppies, about 1? weeks after their arrival here.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Music Man

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After I reviewed the show this week, I decided to watch the first performance of the show that Jeri and Paul were in, back in the 80s.? 1980???

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Washers Tournament

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Uncle Bill created this game many years ago--I don't know if he had seen something like it before or if he invented it.? In any event, this has become a staple at all reunions.? We held a big tournament and I didn't do as badly as I partner (Matthew) saved us, but we actually made it into the finals...but we didn't win.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Reunion, Part 2

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The faces of the reunion.? This is my artsy-fartsy version of the reunion, dedicated to my cousin Shirley, who died recently.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Good Person of Szechwan

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A few clips from Friday night's performance.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Reunion 06, #1

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We had our big family reunion today. This is just the introductory video. I will be posting a few small videos that cover different portions of the day, of the next few days.

The Tragedy of 24

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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Memories of 1982

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I mention in my journal today that we went to see a production of Ruddygore in Walnut Creek. It reminded me of other productions of this musical we have seen, and people we knew who were involved.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Mail Call

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Oh it's always fun when new toys arrive in the mail.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Photo Shoot

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I'm writing a feature article on children's theatre. Yesterday was the photo shoot for the article; I decided to bring the camera along.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Getting to Know You

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We have more new puppies. These guys are 5 weeks old and were a bit hesitant about coming out into the open with Sheila around when they arrived this morning.
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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Hawks and Dogs

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Inspired by John Denver's "Eagles and Horses," this is a brief video I shot out in the country when I went to pick Sheila up from the kennel.