#sol19 2/31: A Productive Snow Day!


What a way to spend a day inside-creating a new video from my treasure trove of photos and videos from my month in Thailand.  It’s not quite finished, but what fun to wake up and know I have something brand new to post to a community that might click above, watch my  almost 3 minutes of edited work- a complete first draft.

I’m usually hesitant to publish a piece at this stage in the process but I wonder what I have.  I’ve actually been working on another piece for the last few days, focused on the work with wheelchairs I came along to document but Kim White, my Road to a Better Life partner,  requested this piece and I didn’t hesitate to move to our cane work.

He is scheduled to make a pitch to the head of a hotel in Chiang Mai and he’ll use this piece to make his case.  I’m not sure he’s watched it yet but I’m sure he’s fine with you taking a first look. So far this piece does not have text or narration but the images are pretty powerful.

Funny how this new collaboration has been so different and so productive for me.. Long distance means nothing in our digital world .So far this piece does not have text or narration but the images are pretty powerful.

What do you notice?  What do you think it needs?  .

I stitched together a set of powerful images- trying to create a sense of place and people in need in these tiny villages in north Thailand.

There’s more than I could say but after a day with this piece my head is throbbing… good throbbing… and if you are motivated, please let me know what you think?

Great timing to be in day 2 of this marathon,


Letters to Tuvia #191 A Day of Swinging(3-29-16)

Evening T,

I’m still here but Rosie has joined your.  She’s been struggling for the last few weeks and she  was officially  gone by 5:55 PM tonight. Ironic, that your family got the news from Pat through me.

I’m remembering the first time I met Rosie.  We were a new couple and I was on my very best behavior as we picked up  Rosie in the city and took her  with us to Ami’s engagement party.  I offered her the front seat but you opened the door behind you for her.  She was not happy but accepted our new reality.  Lydia’s sister, after many years.  she still felt set aside and I wonder if she ever really was able to accept another woman in your life.

She was a character, that’s for sure,   but for you family first, no matter what!  I so respect your loyalty and even though Rosie was a true narcissist you always got over your frustrations and called her back. So for you, T.  I will show up for her memorial service when  Pat has details for us. .

The news fit this day, T.  I was  swinging today- high, highs and lows of despair and the only way off to despair was to consciously  lift myself  off the couch and up onto  my Elliptical   and when that wasn’t enough back into the living to take up  my guitar and try to make some music. So good!

But when I was up, wow was I up high: My Slice of Life video was complete. I met with a business manager at the Apple store and left filled with great ideas for my Tell It Digital project.  I made plans with Sharon and Marie France and Hilda and Tom for dinners and work at SUNY… Yes busy.. yes family and friends… But it wasn’t without the silence..the longing to share my day with you… to share the news…

Am I really adjusting to this new life…forward and back… up and down… I’m dizzy…

Miss you of course,