I celebrated 11 years of marriage to my wife, Michelle just a few weeks ago. We're trying to keep the budget tight, so this year we kept our anniversary celebration low key. I got a green screen (green fabric & a couple of floodlights - total spent - $30) and Michelle, she got the fruits of my first labor with that green screen - which you can see below.
I tried uploading this to YouTube, but thanks to some pesky copyright laws, they pulled the audio, so I deleted it. This copy is from my Facebook page. So, to clear things up - no, I didn't write or perform the song. I don't own it. It's owned by the Proclaimers. I don't make any money off of this website, or the content. Once I do, I'll pull this video.
Anyway, what I really wanted to do with this video is start building my online portfolio, complete with assorted multimedia products, showcasing my skills with Adobe After Effects, and Final Cut. Since I have a limited amount of work produced (since …
When the Trayvon Martin case became a national story, I was quick to point out the necessity of waiting and seeing as the facts came to light. I lost a Facebook friend over this particular stance. But why is it that the “wait and see” opinion is so hard for people to grasp?
Too often, in the court of public opinion, do we find ourselves trying criminal cases that are thrust into the national spotlight. The 24 Hour News Cycle feeds this obsession, turning all of us into wannabe Perry Mason’s overnight. We use whatever information is given to us to formulate our arguments, either on the side of the prosecution or the defense. We invest ourselves in our chosen side, and forget that there are real people on the other side of the television screen, who are dealing with actual grief, loss, sadness and anger.
I didn’t understand this myself, until I lived through it.
On Saint Patrick’s Day 2011, my 23 year-old nephew Clarence was stabbed in a fight in Syracuse. He died from his injuries…
Only because I didn't want to be dragged along in part time until business picked up.
I've gone through the cycle, sadness to despair to anger to more anger.
And despite my lack of knowledge of the Grateful Dead, I heard this song on the radio today, and had to smile:
Must be getting early, clocks are running late. Paint my love a morning sky, its all cold. Dawn is breaking everywhere, light a candle, curse the glare Draw the curtains I dont care, but its all right I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.
I see youve got your list out, say your piece and kiss off. Guess I get the gist of it, but its all right Oh well anyway, sorry that you feel that way. Every silver linings got a touch of grey I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.
Its a lesson to me, the ablers and the beggars and the thieves The abcs we all think of, try to win a little love.