Wednesday, July 27, 2005

random shots

I know I said I was heading to bed... I lied. A few leftover pieces that have been lying around this month...

These three were random shots from the coffee shop after church on Tuesday night. I'm in the middle of revamping the website so I needed some new photos. Nothing too exciting, but I like the way Marcus and the very pregnant Jen are talking while Eric grabs his coffee.

I love the vastness of the open sky in the midwest. I didn't shoot any of it while I was in Illinois, so while I was logging passenger time on the ride back to Colorado, I snapped a few pics of the Kansas farmland.

Ok. NOW I'm off to bed. See you in the morning.

and now... to interrupt the silence...

I'm back. I went out on the work vacation at the beginning of the month, came back to big piles of work, and at the same time, lost the spark for a couple weeks. It happens. Inevitably, something happens to kick the spark and it flickers up again. Thankfully, today I had a couple of things...

The last few days I've been in some sort of a weird nostalgic mood. I'm not even entirely sure where it came from, but all of a sudden I was busy thinking about how I used to love not having anything to do in the summer and the anticipation of going back to school. The feeling of an expansive weekend of nothingness after a week of school... and a weird sense of loss for knowing that one can't move backwards. That every moment there's an imperceptible wall that pushes forward so that you can't have access to the past anymore. Like I said, it's weird. I don't know where it came from.

The feeling was bolstered today by the weather clouding up and dropping into the low sixties. Not being able to see the mountains, it felt very much like those mid-fall days in Minnesota where the promise of being able to bundle up in my wool peacoat was becoming more tangible than it had been in months. That, combined with Ang and I heading 'back to school' in a sense to go see the screening of Michael Moore Hates America put me in a mood that said there were blogs to be written.

This hasn't ever been a specifically triathlon oriented blog, so I don't need to justify writing about the movie. But, because of something I learned talking to Michael after the flick, I found a justification anyway... Michael unprovoked, mentioned that he was getting ready for his first Tri sometime this fall. Mike's a budding tri-geek.

Hearing this confirmed one more thing. In following Michael Moore Hates America over the past year, I kept getting a sense that this Mike guy and I had a lot in common. It was a gut reaction from seeing a little bit of the trailer and reading some articles, but it was a sense nonetheless. I never thought of it as a big thing, but when I found out the film was screening at Colorado College and that Wilson would be in attendance, I wanted to find out how true my gut reaction was. The consensus? pretty close.

twenty-thirty something movie geeks
him? advertising background me?design/production background
him? libertarian me? libertarian leaning conservative
he's finish a film, I'm working on that part. heh.

so it doesn't totally line up, but he seemed like the type of guy that would be good to share a beer with. I confirmed that part tonight.

Screening films in the Springs, I'm perfectly aware that the people who support the arts in the community tend to be on the left side of the fence. That's not a good or a bad thing, just a statement of fact. Knowing this though, made me leery of what kind of turnout there'd be. Virulent people on both sides of the fence. The film does a good job of disarming both sides though... the film boils down to something that's not really about why Moore hates America or what about he hates, it's about opening up a bit of a dialogue. I don't want to go into a full review, but it's worth a rent if you have netflix. I know that I'll be adding a copy to my collection at some point in the future.

I have much more to write but I need to hit the sack. Meetings all morning tomorrow and then dubbing, followed by more editing. It's such an exciting life I lead (or not).

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

I'm in the belly of the beast, surrounded by Manitou-ites. To support culture you have to walk amongst them. that's life.

Michael Moore Hates America

blogging returns as Ang and I wait to see a screening of the"hate" documentary and the post film talk with director. sorry for the downtime. I'm back.promise.