Archive for March, 2009

Back to the village

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Yovo is going back to the village! In a week from now, we will be on our most exciting, most anticipated family trip yet, back to Yikpa – the village where Laura and I met all these years ago. Next weekend, we’ll fly directly from New York to Accra. In Accra we’ll be staying at […]

9th Kyu in Karate-do

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Jacob and I have been working hard on our karate training, and today we passed the test for the orange belt, the 9th Kyu,  in Shito-ryu Karate-do at the Carolina Martial Arts Center under Sensei Kevin Gurganus. Laura came along a shot some video and photos of the test with my new Canon video camera. […]

Local man in the news

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

“Oh boy!” – I thought when around luchtime today a reporter and cameraman from a local TV news station knocked at my office and asked me if they could do an interview about the truck crashes I had captured on video. But they asked nicely, and so I agreed to do it. I sent Jacob […]

Re-learning how to tie my shoes

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Tying my shoes is one of those things I don’t remember learning. I did it all my life without really ever worrying about it. However, there is this pair of shoes I really like, but the ties of these stupid shoes keep coming untied. Several times a day I have to stop to re-tie those […]

… and then it was spring

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Not to dwell on the weather, but this is pretty intense, even for North Carolina. Last week, the official low temp. was 18 Deg. F (-7 ° C) and today the high was 81 F (27 °C). In the 50 hours from Wed AM to Friday PM temperatures went up by 50 Deg. F. Right […]

Winter wonderland in March

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Sunday night central North Carolina was blanketed in 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) of snow. This is our third snowfall this winter, which makes this a pretty “wintry” winter for NC. Last year the temperatures hardly dipped below freezing. Last night it was 14 Deg. F (minus 11 Celsius). The kids enjoyed building their first snow-person. […]

Decapitated boxtrucks on TV

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

So, as I said earlier, the camera I set up at Brightleaf caught several trucks crashing into the railroad trestle across the street. A couple of weeks ago I got an email from TV producer who was interested in my videos. First I was suspicious – but after a few Google searches he looked legit. […]