VIDEO: Snow in March

The early part of this week was sunny with highs in the 70s. But Friday morning, it snowed! Tomorrow there is expected to be 1-3 inches of snow. We’ll see if that comes to pass. In the meantime, here’s a quick video clip about the snow:

To watch this movie, you need Apple’s QuickTime software installed on your computer.

The Current passes swiftly

Ten years ago I was swept away by the current.

Make that The Current.

Time’s swift flow always catches me off-guard. Was it that long ago that I was using a wax machine to paste strips of paper onto pageboards? “Coffee and donuts with your paper” at the MSC? Zip disks? Blanche? The bowling nights? The Ecchers? Coming in second at College Bowl? Was it all that long ago?

Well, yes. It really has been a decade since perhaps the pivotal year of my life. During the 2000-01 academic year, I was editor-in-chief of UMSL’s student newspaper, The Current.

I remember a time in my office at The Current when I was looking at the “editor’s mug.” It was a metal drinking vessel inscribed with the names of editors of The Current, going back to Michelle McMurray, who had been editor exactly 10 years before me. I thought at the time, “Wow. Ten years. That’s really long.”

And now it’s been ten years for me!

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“…We’ll cry Hilde! Hildegarde!”

We’ve been wanting a piano for a while and decided this Christmas was the right time to get one.

We found one pretty quickly that seemed good to us: it was old and had a key out of tune, but it was in Ferguson, just a few blocks away.

We’ve been counting down the days until we could have it delivered. Today was the day! Check out this video of the girls in action:

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VIDEO: Joseph’s second day

After a long day Tuesday, I decided to try and edit the 30 minutes or so of video I had shot from Joseph’s birth.

But I got an unpleasant surprise. Something is amiss with our Sony HandyCam TRV-280, and it is not playing back the video correctly.

Anyway, I borrowed my dad’s camcorder and shot some video at the hospital this afternoon. Click the “continue reading” link below to watch the video.

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VIDEO: The Reader

We got a stack of books from the library this week, two of which we have read before: “Three by the sea” and “Three up a tree,” both of which are excellent. While we were at the library, I also noticed “Miss Nelson is Back,” another book I remember from my youth, so we added that to the stack.

Ludi doesn’t quite have the patience to sit through “Miss Nelson is Back” when I read it for the girls. But she likes to take all three books and “read” them aloud by herself.

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Video: Family visit

Here’s the second of two videos I shot on Wednesday. This one shows my parents, my brother, sister-in-law and nephews when they came over to the hospital to meet Josie. With four toddlers/preschoolers running around the room, there was potential for much havoc. Thankfully, serious damage was avoided. I’m so glad that Justin and Becca could come up with the boys.

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