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Gentleness

I Can’t Stop Thinking About This

a1050s-new-england-homeShe no longer knows where she is — believing herself to be back in her homeland, whence she fled from the Nazis many years ago, and yet hoping to return to the United States at some point.  A younger, dear acquaintance of hers — my age, about — was visiting with her recently, in the New England home she used to share with her late husband and their two sons (now middle-aged — one has come back to help care for her).  She said to this acquaintance, “So when are you returning?”  “Soon” (a gentle lie).  “Oh!” said my friend, with a deep longing — “oh! How I wish I could go with you!”

My First Video Podcast!

With a lot of help from my brother Jacob and my son, Guthrie, I have somehow managed to post my first video podcast.  Be forewarned that it’s very, very, very low-tech.  Anyhow, here it is:

A few annotations: After recording the podcast, I checked out the Freedy Johnston video I mentioned — for “Bad Reputation” — and the framing issues weren’t nearly as egregious as I remembered. … Many, many thanks to my friend Anthony Sandberg, the folks at OCSC Sailing, and all those nice people on my boat. … Also, I would like to note that iMovie should not be used by people with high blood pressure or with any plans to sleep.

My tentative goal is to try to use my new Flip HD camera (which I love) to shoot a second video podcast tomorrow, commemorating Memorial Day.  I welcome — nay, crave — your comments on this one … but as noted, it’s my first time, so please try to be gentle.