Who am I?

I found this quote to be inspiring and thought I would share. The author is unknown. I am your constant Companion, I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am at your command. Half of the tasks that you do you might just as well turn over to me and I will do them quickly and correctly. I am easily managed, you must merely be firm with me. Show me exactly how you want something done; after a few lessons I will do it automatically. I am the servant of all great people and alas of all failures as well. Those who are great I have made great, those who are failures I have made failures. I am not a machine, but I work with all the precision of a machine, plus the intelligence of a person. Now you may run me for profit or you may run me for ruin. It makes no difference to me. Take me, train me, be firm with me, and I will lay the world at your feet. Be easy with me and I will destroy you. Who am...

Acura NSX Big Game Ad

So the 2012 Super Bowl ads are already out in an effort to create additional buzz. I believe this one is the one to beat. 48 hours before the event and already well over 10.5 million views. Check it out and let me know what you think was the best. “Transactions” Extended Version – 2012 Acura NSX Big Game Ad...

Juneau Tribuite

The following video is a tribute to my most recent pet/friend, Juneau Alaska. She was a Siberian Husky that I got as a puppy in 2000. A good SCAD friend of mine, Kris, and I were hanging out one day and decided to catch some video footage of the new pup. The “little yapper” was my wife’s Pomeranian, Doolie. She was a great dog who melted each summer in Savannah. I’ll never have another pet like that in the deep South. Juneau passed away earlier this year with a nasty tumor in her mouth. It was absolutely heart-breaking. I had cut this video way back when after shooting, but the final render was too small for today’s standards, so I re-cut it this week. I hope you enjoy...

reset v2.8

The combination of “Baker” (WP 2.8) and insomnia have inspired a reset of this site, my daughter’s site, and rethinking of my sandbox. WP is just sweet isn’t it? After a few minor set backs with my last installation/configuration and my hosting company’s control panel, I decided to just blow off the entire thing and start over with a clean install of v2.8. Same sort of approach I tend to take with Microsoft’s operating systems. Between a visit from my cousin RP, his wife and 3 kids encouraging a well-needed few days off from work, followed by a major case of rhinovirus (gotta love that name) giving me the worst soar throat I think I have ever had, my sleep schedule is now worse than my internal clock’s tendency to migrate to Pacific Time (I’m on Eastern). I think I’m probably averaging 4-5 hours a night starting between 2:00 and 5:00 a.m. and waking up usually once or twice in between. Man, I hate losing REM sleep. Regardless, I have a renewed interest in keeping this site at least...

Things are tough all over…

It’s almost surprising just how many times conversations between friends, family, acquaintances and even complete strangers eventually migrate towards the struggles in our economy. The only thing that has changed over the last several weeks is the utter agony expressed in filling one’s car with gasoline. I just filled up today in Savannah, GA and paid $2.74 per gallon. The highest I paid a few weeks ago was $3.89 per gallon and this was just minutes before it jumped to $4.39 per gallon. I witnessed an Enmark station close to my office jump 3 times in less than probably 4 hours a total of $0.60 per gallon. It’s just ridiculous. So now we are grateful for the relief in gas prices while we witness historical fluctuation in the stock market. In my teenage years, I probably would not have even noticed events like these as youth tends to “shelter you” from the real world. Now, I react to CNN much like watching a bad train wreck and you can’t seem to look away, as much as you know you should. And, I’m not really referring to the recent train wreck I actually saw on CNN, but rather the meltdown of our economy and the unbelievable responses coming from our government and politicians. It is difficult to imagine what countries around the world must be thinking about the changes that we as a people have seen over the course of W’s administration. My wife calls me a liberal or a democrat. I have always claimed that I am not affiliated with any party and my voter registration confirms it. This was partly due to the fact that most of my life (I hate to admit it) I have intentionally avoided following anything about politics as I found it completely and utterly disgusting due to the hypocrites involved in politics. However, with age, I have learned that it is irresponsible to ignore these sort of things and if you want the right to complain about something you have to be a part of it in an attempt to make a difference. So, now that I have been paying attention, I guess I am leaning towards (if I have to claim anything) being an...