|The HMS Surprise from the movie Master and Commander|
We went to San Diego Zoo Safari Park and met up with my brother, who lived in Orange County, to celebrate his birthday. In all, it was a nice time for my son. I had fun but the kind of fun you have when a seven year old is your travelling partner. We were gone 5 days but it felt like two weeks. My wife continued to work so she had one less person to manage. Not sure who had the better time.
|Always capable but still needs a drink lid|
Oh yeah...I cut about a foot and a half of hair off of my kid's melons. I had fun sharing these before and after shots.
I sat and talked one day with an older man I've known for a few years but never knew much about his life story. His life included running away from home, riding the rails hobo style and finally joining the Marines to go fight in Korea.
While travelling around as a boy, he drew comic books which featured his hero character Tom Baron. 50 years later, his comic books were digitized straight from the pages he drew them on. Click here to see the list of his comic books and you can click on any of the covers to see them in the digital viewer.
Seriously, sometimes you have to shut up and just listen to people.
During the Summer I was working with my 7 year old on the subject of radio, and in particular old-time-before-television radio. He thought it sounded boring but I challenged him to write his own radio show...and he did. He wrote four episodes of "Rory's Old Tyme Radio" which featured some of his first attempts at story telling. I handled the grunt work of production but he worked hard to direct the structure of the scenes and sounds. They may show up in a future project I'll be working on. He plans to do more radio shows, but he also plans to play with his Legos...so ya know.
Podcasting for me has been on hold though I've been seriously toying with the idea of creating a new show. I have more ideas than I have time or help to achieve anything at this point but it's on my mind. Contact me if you're interested.
So that's it...I hope you enjoyed my walk down memory lane of the last calendar year. My wish for you, as you replace your cute kitten calendars, is that you make the most of 2014....do stuff, love those around you and shut up and listen on occasion.