During the past few months of living through this global pandemic, I’ve been trying to be more present and connected to the world around me. To notice more and be more appreciative of even the simplest things. That was one of the origins of this project, to reflect on things that often go unnoticed, or at least unacknowledged. Another is to keep myself challenged and engaged creatively when so much of the work I had planned for these past few months and in the months to come has been put on hold or canceled outright.
These films will vary in length from a minute or so to several minutes. Some will tell stories. Others will be purely experiential. So there you have it. Look for a new film posted here sometime on Sunday each week. I hope you'll find them interesting enough to keep you coming back for more. I’ll keep them all posted below so if someone wants to join in and catchup on the previous weeks they’ll always be available.
Thanks for looking in and I hope you’ll be back.
This week marks the half way point of the project and film #26 takes us along the banks of the Goose River as winter settles in.
This week I sat and watched in disbelief as a mob of Americans, lied to and incited by the President, stormed the Capitol in an effort to overturn our election results. Later in the week, Sean Hannity and other cynical, shameless Fox News personalities lied to their viewers claiming the insurrection had been caused by Antifa members disguised as Trump supporters.
Week 24 finds us in the kitchen with a family baking tradition. A few years ago our oldest grandson helped my wife make her sticky buns, this year it was his younger brother’s turn. I grabbed my iPhone and captured all the action.
2020 is almost behind us so let’s all look forward to the promise of a new year. This week’s film celebrates that arrival and the hope of brighter days ahead.
This week’s film rewinds time just a bit to a golden October day.
Week 21 takes us back to China and a visit to an iconic landmark. It’s a landmark that certainly marks plenty of land, over 5000 miles worth in fact. This week’s film is scored with another magical piece of original music from Henry Mehrmann’s father John.