3 posts published in November 2015

Exotic Animals

November 16, 2015

When I read that a library a half hour away from my home was holding an exotic animal petting zoo for adults, I took a double take.

It was midweek in the afternoon. I thought, “How often do I get to pet a kangaroo and a chinchilla on the same day? Would this be something that I would give a high priority to while on vacation? “ My answer was “yes”.

Following a briefing about the various animals we were invited to meet and hold the animal kingdom visitors. The energy and the joy in the...

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Caught Off Guard

November 22, 2015

I was taking a day trip to New York City and was waiting to take a downtown bus from 42nd Street and 2nd Ave. I saw some ticket kiosks, but ignored them because I had a MetroCard load with sufficient fare.

I entered the front of the bus and saw that there was no way to pay. The driver said I needed to pay at the kiosk outside and so I got off the bus, paid and waited for the next bus. It arrived and I noticed that there was a slot to pay and told the driver, I just paid and he asked for the...

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Film Making with a Social Purpose

November 29, 2015

My interest to expand my video producing skills led me to volunteer as a DFVA crew member to film a short documentary style message for the Spark Makerspace in New London, CT. Our project was to create video content for their Kickstarter message and a member recruitment video.

It was an opportunity to learn about sound engineering and conducting video interviews and at the same time learn about New London, its people and the passion to create a stronger community. I learned about New...

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