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It’s a Wonderland of Goodness

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My friend Melanie’s kids go to this great school called Wonderland, here in Los Angeles.  Part of what they do is to give the kids an experience with growing ingredients and making healthy recipes.  Why am I droning on?  Here’s how it was described to me:

‘Wonderland school is dedicated to providing its students with a quality education. From the Ground Up is the school’s Garden program that informs and teaches students about environmental stewardship and allows them to explore the connectivity of nature’s processes in the garden and the kitchen.’

They’ve filmed some of these tastings before, with parent volunteers, but weren’t sure about this one.  Melanie had seen the Lumia devices in action before and contacted me about shooting.  Let’s see how that went…

I used both a Lumia 1020 and a Lumia 920.  I got a little help from a shotgun microphone plugged in with an XLR to phone adaptor.  You will hear that when I used the audio from the phone, that you pick up more of the ambient sound, the children playing. 

Here’s the segment on how you can make a citrus salad with freshly harvested rosemary.  Be sure to watch in HD.

I can tell you from 1st had experience that this citrus salad is really good.  Go ahead and try it at home.

San Diego Christmas in PureView (Video)

Home Turf – a short film

My Pureview of Portland

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Single Resolutions – 2014 Updated

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A lot of you guys are still single and frankly, I don’t need the competition.  We need to get some of you pair bonded, post-haste.  I’m not sure if you paid attention when I dropped the Top 10 Single Resolutions for the 2011 New Year’s season, but go ahead and catch up because ALL 11 of those Top 10, still apply.  I’ve just added a few to the mix.

Before we get to that, let’s talk about resolutions or whatever you want to call them: visions, intentions, plans…they’re all the same thing.  Anyway, why do we constantly set ourselves up for failure?  Throw in a few gimmes and you’ll feel better about yourself.  I resolve not to make people feel guilty about the fact that they aren’t running a marathon, so I will refrain from running a marathon this year. DONE.  I resolve to support the good people who own and work at micro-breweries. COUNT ON IT.   I resolve to do my part in solving state problems. For example, prison over-crowding is a problem and I resolve to prevent my temper from adding another number to the system. PERFECT.

OK, let’s jump into these additions to the list of single resolutions!

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