Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hanging on...

Here is the deal.  Part of my fascination with the digital world is simply a function of being the type of person who always needs to something to work on...

But I have an ulterior motive:  I want NEED to keep my technological skills sharp because my kids will, inevitably, catch up and surpass everything that I know about computers and online life.  They will take off, and leave me hanging on for dear life as I try desperately to stay relevant. I'm comfortable with this.  As a parent, I want them to use every tool that is available to them to make a better life for themselves than their "out of touch" parents.  But much to my is already happening.

My son, who is genuinely disgruntled about the fact that his mom and I haven't bought him a laptop yet (He is 10.  Sorry.  Not going there for a while...), took the family cell phone (a second hand flip phone) and shot a stop action video. Then he sweetened me up and convinced me into helping him out with some edits.

Technology or not...time with my boy is time well spent, so at his direction, I helped him move this video over to my computer, then helped make his vision come to life.  I was proud to be a part of the whole production.

Please take a look, and if so inclined: please leave a comment too.  I think he would appreciate the feedback.

Without further delay, I proudly present my son's first published video: "Gabes Yo Legos"


Til later,


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October 8 is a BIG day


3 years old and this blog is still kicking.  Nobody is more surprised than me.

In dog years, the page just turned 21 years old.  Old enough to drink, so with a tip of a well deserved cocktail, I salute and say "Happy Birthday MacLoosh Chronicles!"  

But seriously...the writing is fun.  The pictures are fun.  However; what has really made this rewarding is the number of new friends I have met and the old friends who keep checking in.

To each and every one of you: Thank you so very VERY much for reading.  (Now, turn off your computer and go fishing!)