Saturday, March 29, 2008

Projects, Projects, Projects...

Hi Gang!

Sorry it has been a while since I've written but I have been consumed by "Projects"!  You'll be happy to know though, that the grumbling regarding my post-less-ness has finally reached my ears and I am grateful for it!

What are the projects that have been taking up my time?

Merrie Monarch at work has been nearly all consuming.  It isn't just the Merrie Monarch itself, it is also the Merrie Monarch promotion, the supporting the Merrie Monarch web page, Best of Merrie Monarch 2007, "Best of MM2007" promotion, Backstage at the Merrie Monarch, "Backstage" promotion, Merrie Monarch Moments, Merrie Monarch print ad for Hilo Tribune, MM2008 in-news promotion, Merrie Monarch billboard backgrounds, Merrie Monarch backstage passes, and all the clients logos and commercials that are going to be played in conjunction with those shows.  That doesn't include my normal job of overseeing the newscasts and supporting the production and creative services departments.

As mentioned earlier, Bryan has made it to the State Science Fair.  I took some time off this week to help Bryan upgrade his presentation board to State Science Fair specs and standards.  It's done now and looks great.  The fair is next Monday through Wednesday.  For more info on his project check out his blog: Bryan's Scienze.

The week before Easter, our church participated in the Day of Aloha, with several other central O'ahu churches.  I needed to video all the different events, efforts and the celebration dinner so I was doing that for nearly 12 hours straight.  That was a long day.

On Easter, my church began a new series, and I am working on a series of video lessons, given by our staff, to be shown in all the small groups for the next 8 weeks.  This has taken a lot of my free time and has actually led to arguments at home about my time.

I also have a testimony to edit that will be shown in 2 weeks.  It is already shot, and I am very excited about it, but it is still more editing.  I'd like to do a really good job with it, because their story of how Christ changed their life and the lives of their friends and family is so powerfully moving.

I've committed myself and the kids to running a casual 5K race on May 10th.  We are training for it by running in the mornings (even though Spring Break broke up our consistency).

I am also overseeing my radio club's nightly nets, trying to get new operators recruited and trained up and brainstorming some ideas to improve and breathe new life into them.

All that on top of trying to read more, eat healthy, be a sensitive husband, be a good dad, introduce my son's to tennis, lead worship for my small group, participate in the creative planning of Sunday services, play a little ham radio, study for my Extra Class license, get a repeater installed at home, and rest....whew... no wonder I'm tired.

That is why I'm a little behind on the blogs.  In times like this my Twitter feed (upper right of this page) becomes my outlet.  I satisfy my need for updates with that,  and when that gets sparse, you know I'm really busy!  I never understood the attraction of Twitter until I started using it along with a few friends.  It is a great way to stay in-touch with busy friends and family.  I have certain people's Twitters sent directly to my phone when they post.

Peace, Love and High-paced living,


Monday, March 10, 2008


I recently rediscovered this website / event called I don't know if I can go March 29th, but it has gotten me interested in sketching again. This was outside my truck as I ate lunch in the foodland parking lot.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Recent events in photos

Centipede on the roof! (future Vlog I think)

Not good, but turned out OK.

EARC Meeting at Red Cross. (Wayne and Jason pictured)

Retirement Bon Voyage at KITV

Video Ministry Shoot on Saturday

Gorgeous Sunrise!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

D&D Creator Gary Gygax Passes

I'm not too proud to say that Dungeons & Dragons was a big part of my youth. Here's his obit:

He was 69, and I thought it was remarkable that he had always, even now, hosted games at his home. His last gaming session was only 2 months ago.

Monday, March 03, 2008

A New Blog Is Born

Hi Everybody,

After much feet dragging, my buddy Gary has finally launched his own blog!

I know that one of the keys to blogging success is to spread the word quickly and get everyone to leave comments on his early entries. Let's really surprise him! Go on over and welcome him to the blog-o-sphere and bookmark his site (especially if he has no idea who you are!)

He is one of the most gifted and relevant Bible teachers I know, and I know some great ones! I won't get into "credentials" or the letters that come after his name on formal documents, but I will let you know that I have grown up with this guy since we were nerdlings, and he's the real deal. He can show you the power of God's word both by speaking and by example. You can count on it!

OK, I know I'm embarrassing him now so go on over and embarrass him yourself!

Peace, Love and New Blogging Buddies,