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Simply awesome storytelling. A nice, easy read, which a colleague of mine has a quote about as decoration for his blog, Viewfinder Blues at "Easy reading is damn hard writing."-Nathaniel Hawthorne If you care to read about the 'thrilling' life of a news cameraman, his prose is filled with pith and vinegar, and I doubt you'll be disappointed. If I'm wrong, hey, it's free.
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I've not been a long-time reader, it's only been a couple of years, but I had wondered why you hadn't been writing as much. I thought you might just be busy with all the running hither and thither. Please keep the writing coming. Since I have left my own blog to languish, due to work and young children, I write vicariously through you. Thanks for entertaining us!
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2011 on tamed by the purr of a jaguar at WWdN: In Exile
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Thank you for this, Wil. I spent nearly half my time in college in the Theatre Dept., mostly behind the scenes, building and lighting them. I didn't audition, because I was a Mass Communications major and didn't think I was good enough for the stage. It wasn't until my junior year that I went onstage when a couple of my friends were in directing classes. It was then that I learned of beats, which unlocked that next level of understanding acting. One of my few regets of college, which are few, indeed, is that I never auditioned for one of the major productions. One of the professors/directors was very encouraging after seeing my performances in the scenes I played, and I really wanted to act in one of his productions, becuause I respected him as a director. Unfortunately it was late in my academic career, and I was busy working at the local TV station from 4 to 7 in the morning, so late night rehearsals were out of the question, and I couldn't have given it my full attention. What you've written here has given me that wonderful feeling, almost like a drug, that comes as understanding floods through the mind like a cool, gentle but persistent breeze. That rush is what I love most about learning.
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Except for the Bros, it sounds like you had a great experience. I'm only a few years younger than you, but even when I was younger I'd try to rein in my speech when little kids were around. I don't mind going to Gamestop when they have the best deal, but I also don't usually buy used games. I just wait til they come down in price, since I don't get to play a lot. It was cool of those guys to treat you like a regular guy instead of the "Big Deal" you are. ;)
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I have taken some awesome photos with the iPhone 3Gs provided by my work. The trick, besides composition, is to hold the phone steady when snapping the pic.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2010 on a quick one while i'm away... at WWdN: In Exile
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