Foam

Monday, October 7th, 2013

The traditional gift is china, or diamonds, but we opted for foam. Let me back up. Twenty years ago, my mom and dad bought a mattress for Xy and me, a wedding present. This year, as an anniversary gift to each other, we got ourselves a new mattress. That’s right, we slept on the same […]

Happy (Belated) Lammas

Friday, August 24th, 2012

We had a wonderful Lammas. It has emerged as probably my favorite holiday, which is kind of funny considering I never heard of it until two years ago. It’s taken a few weeks but I finally got some photos up. And as an unexpected bonus, we even have a short movie, which contains the very […]

Backstory

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

I was headed to Bloomington anyhow. I’d been planning an extended Indiana vacation to visit family this summer. I like having an 800-mile buffer zone, but even I have guilt feelings which must be assuaged at least once a year. Aside from family, the first person I planned to look up in Bloomington was my […]

Blasphemers and Apostates

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

March 14, 2012: International Day of Action to Defend Blasphemers and Apostates. I suppose I am both an apostate and a blasphemer, at least by by some definitions. I’m fortunate to live in a country where religious freedom, though constantly contested, is guaranteed by the constitution. But things are very different in some other nations. […]

Rising Tide Live

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

During the actual program of the Rising Tide conference (9AM – 6:30PM Central) you can watch live via this player. Wish you were here with us.

Debauchelor

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

My week as a bachelor is drawing to a close. When we did this last year it was pretty tame. I saw some movies, which was exciting enough, and a notable highlight was a trip to the doctor to get some meds. This year things have been a little different. Still not frequenting the strip […]

May Madness

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

This used to be a mellow time of year for me. Mostly I work with faculty, and faculty tend to get very busy toward the end of the academic year. That means they have less time to work with me. But since 2009 that’s changed. There are two new factors that have made this a […]

Mellenscat

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

I’ve gotta give some props to Eric Spears for continuing to excavate such gems from his personal video collection. Here’s Christy Paxson Behind the Scenes at the Making of the Latest John “Cougar” Mellencamp Video. Eric sez: “Between episodes of her access TV series, The Christy Paxson Show, Christy made several video shorts, and this […]

The Foolishness of Man

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

I’m not quite in my right mind today, thanks to some cold medicine I took this morning. So this might be the perfect time to revisit The Good News Bible Hour #14. The always-amazing Eric Spears (nee White) just excavated this video from his personal collection a few days ago, digitized it and posted it […]

In Praise of Audio

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

I’ve produced quite a bit of video in my day — well over a hundred programs, though probably less than a hundred hours all told. I don’t do much video production these days, but I’m called upon routinely to advise people who want to make a video, or think they do. My most frequent advice: don’t. […]

Two Videos

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Here are two cool videos that have bounced into my life over the last 24 hours. Hola, B! This comes from someone I’ve never met, a guy in Philadelphia. Sometimes with all this “cultural production” I do — not sure what else to call it — I feel like I’m whispering down a well. Why do […]

Dead Time

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Over the last few weeks I’ve been fiddling with constructing my family tree on ancestry.com. (Thanks to my old high school friend Georgie for getting me hooked.) I managed to trace one line back as far as Torvild Ljøstad, my great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great […]

Post Dance

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Perhaps I was inspired by all the art we saw yesterday, because when I got home I made a video by pairing a clip I shot Thursday night with a serendipitous musical track. I’ve embedded the video below, but I had to make it smaller to fit my rather narrow template. You’d do better to […]

Geauxjira

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

I can’t take the blame for this one. That goes to Michael Homan. But if you watch closely you’ll see me a few times throughout this incredibly weird video. Xy’s in there too. Also, Persephone makes her first appearance in a speaking role. I always thought that would be in ROX. Guess I’ve been slacking […]

Dear Coby

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

One of the key tensions in my relationship with Xy has to do with television. To put it bluntly, she’s for it and I’m against it. I long ago gave up the battle to keep television out of our home, but at least we don’t pay for cable or satellite. We get our TV off […]

Emergent Linguistic Behavior

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

The Boboli Video

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

And now here comes a video from the unfathomable T Bill featuring Xy and yours truly at the Kroger grocery in Bloomington, Indiana, circa mid ’90s. I guess I gave this raw footage to T Bill when he visited years ago and then forgot about it. I never expected to see it again. But, lo […]

Second Alpha-Cinematic Circumnavigation

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

We’ve finished our second pass through the alphabet. The first go-round took three years and was interrupted by Katrina; this second go-round took thirteen months and was interrupted by the birth of our daughter. Out of 130-odd DVDs, my favorites were 28 Days Later, A.I., The Bridge on the River Kwai, Baraka, The Bicycle Thief, […]

Nat’l ROX Day

Monday, July 7th, 2008

I’d like to start a campaign to recognize July 7th as National ROX Day, because — Well, I think we all know what happened on this day back in 1992. However, modesty forbids me from launching such a campaign myself, just as I had to wait for someone else to write our Wikipedia entry. Any […]

Hillbilly Hercules II

Friday, March 28th, 2008

I didn’t have anything to do with the production of this short video from 1994, but friend Rob Womack just advised me it’s on YouTube and it certainly deserves to be seen by more people. Observant viewers will note Xy in the role of Athena. Bonus points if you can spot her other appearance.