The Warren Dunes

17 06 2008

Gull’s Delight, 2008

A family outing, A sea gull, Twizzlers, Lake Michigan and 70 degrees…doesn’t get much better than that.

From Psalm 112

 1 Praise the LORD!
         Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,
         Who delights greatly in His commandments.
 2 His descendants will be mighty on earth;
         The generation of the upright will be blessed.
 3 Wealth and riches will be in his house,
         And his righteousness endures forever.


The Video Crew Farming System

15 06 2008

Certification Day, 2008

Today was “Technical Crew Certification.”  We are preparing to leave as a family for a video interviewing roadtrip (with some site-seeing along the way) so I trained the kids on the basics of our video and lighting equipment this afternoon. 

These basics include:

1. The difference between a “Key Light” and a “Back Light”
2. The difference between a BNC and a XLR connector
3. The difference between a Lowell ProLite, DP Light and Rifa Light
4. The ability to say “gobo” without laughing

After the training session, they all took an exam and passed with flying colors!  So we held a little ceremony where they recieved their Technical Crew certificate–a business card sized ID with their name and today’s date that allows them to get “grip credits”.  In the weeks and months ahead, they will hopefully receive their Lighting Certification, Camera Certification, Audio Certification and Editing Certification.    

It’s fun to grow a crew, but it makes me wish for about 3 more kids…


Happy Father’s Day

14 06 2008

Dad at Krispy Kreme
Contemplating another, 2006


The older I get, the more I enjoy hearing people say: “You’re so much like your father.”  May God have his way in our hearts, making it more and more true… 

From Deuteronomy 10

15 The LORD delighted only in your fathers, to love them; and He chose their descendants after them, you above all peoples, as it is this day. 16 Therefore circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and be stiff-necked no longer. 17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe. 18 He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing. 19 Therefore love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. 20 You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him, and to Him you shall hold fast, and take oaths in His name. 21 He is your praise, and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things which your eyes have seen. 22 Your fathers went down to Egypt with seventy persons, and now the LORD your God has made you as the stars of heaven in multitude.

Te Amo

7 06 2008

Paul and Pamela at the Lake
Keen Say on Yoce

From Proverbs 18

22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing,
And obtains favor from the LORD.


3 06 2008

WPA Calendar, Library of Congress

With the change in careers that is scheduled for July 1st, there are many things I was going to try and accomplish this summer that I am now going to try and do during the month of June; including trying to conduct nearly 20 interviews for a video project I have been working on for the last few years.  This is going to mean a lot of days on the road or in the air.

So, if I don’t update this site very often the next few weeks, you’ll know why.

From Exodus 15:

The LORD is my strength and song,And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.