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This Day in History – December 31st

As the old year closes out, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at today and see what events happened on the last day of the year in history. One might assume that this day was always one filled with cheer and celebration, and although there is…

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Dance Like No One is Watching

I have never been much of a fan of dance routines as a form of entertainment. However, I do know many people that are. People as a whole love to dance. When I shot the video below of a dance act featured at the Cereal Festival in downtown Battle Creek…

Nature Inspiration

Butterflies are Living Art

A few years ago my wife and I went to visit the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids in May, and shot videos of the Butterfly exhibit that is held there annually. If you have ever tried to photograph or video butterflies, I can tell you it is not as easy…

The Ultimate Air Dog Competition

Dogs With Hang Time

I thought I would share another of my favorite videos that I ever made today. It is a compilation of dogs jumping in the ultimate ‘Air dog’ competition that I attended some time ago. It was a fund summer event as part of a dog show, and the dogs would…

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Hot Air Balloons Make Time Stand Still

The hot air balloons that cross the skies of Battle Creek in the summer months of July each year are part of the joy of living in my town.  A few years ago I attended and filmed a ‘Balloon Illume’ event at the Field of Flight Air Show near the…

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Crazy Street Performer

When one visits a popular local night spot in a city like Miami, one comes across all kinds of characters.  This past Thanksgiving weekend in November 2011, I was walking the area of downtown Miami called the Lincoln Mall.  I came across this interesting character trying to sing and perform. …

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Kissing a Toad, Hoping for a Prince

Over the Thanksgiving weekend I visited Miami, Florida.  On Sunday, my wife and I took time to visit a tourist trap in the Everglades where they took you on a boat ride and then you got to sit in at a small nature show.  As part of the nature show,…

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Bulldog Food Catcher

I always enjoy watching animals and their owners in social settings.  Here is a bulldog I came across that was seated at a outdoor cafe along the Lincoln Mall Ave outdoor shopping district in Miami, Florida over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend 2011.  He was casually tossing food into the air…

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Living Statue Street Performers

Ever since the first time I visited Disneyland as a kid, I have always been facinated with the living statue street performers.  They have an interesting and creative way of capturing the attention of an audience, and over the years I have witnessed them in Orlando, New York, New Orleans,…

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Thanksgiving Day Quotes for Reflection in 2011

Being that today is Thanksgiving in the USA, I thought I would share some famous quotes about the holiday.  Here are some that I found that I thought would be fun to share: “The observance of Thanksgiving Day–as a function–has become general of late years. The Thankfulness is not so…

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Air Dogs Excite the Crowds

Earlier this summer I attended a dog show hosted by the United Kennel Club (UKC).  It was held at the Kalamazoo Fairgrounds, and after touring the various dog exhibits and competitions, I wandered over the see the main attraction.  The main attraction was the ‘Ultimate Air Dog’ competition where any…

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Night Air Show Spectacular

Last weekend I attended the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival held here in Battle Creek, Michigan.  My wife and I were going to see the evening fireworks, and a display of hot air balloons.  One of the surprise features right after dusk was an evening…