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#20 First Call

My first meeting with her was over the phone. I was applying for a job at Taproot in Seattle and called the office to find out if my resume arrived. I ended up talking with the person that answered the phone (the person I was calling was out) for an hour, getting the skinny on the company, the city, the Pacific Northwest.

Apparently, she is very good at getting her personality across on the phone, because after that hour I called a friend and told him I was going to have to move to Seattle so as to marry that girl.

I was joking; but followed my own instructions anyway. And this is the voice I get to wake up to in the morning; hear throughout the day; and the last voice that sends me to sleep at night.

Good for me for following instructions.

(originally posted as a countdown to our silver anniversary)

#23 Voice Professional

My voice mail greeting on my personal phone is the voice of a professional voice over artist. I paid for the service by doing the dishes. Pretty good deal, I think. So those that don’t get me on a call think I’m a real professional – if they don’t recognize her voice.

Or they realize how above my station I married if they do.

Either way, it makes me look better than I am. Which is true outside of the voice greeting; in teaching, writing, or just plain being, she makes me better than I am. That’s the joy of collaboration; and the key is to have the right collaborators. The ones that make you better than you are.

[originally posted as a countdown to our silver anniversary]

Elderly Man River: “Keep in Mind the Tiny Tots” has Always Been With Us

I have a friend that recently was forced to change the lyrics to a country song because the grammar wasn’t correct – and the song was going to be used in kid’s programming, so we can’t have that. In King George and the Ducky Phil Vischer (while I worked on the story, the magic all came from Phil) was able to get away with Larry singing “more wronger” (rhymes with “stronger”) by having Bob point out the error.

To honor the ongoing battle of lyrics (and dialogue) that is less-than-grammatical by design, here is a link to YouTube and Stan Freberg and Daws Butler dealing with the issue in the era of classic radio. https://youtu.be/PLlTlYfqQV4

Faith / Culture Intersection Moment: Schmigadoon!

Well, the good book has something to say about that. True love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

In others words, it’s a lot of work.

So it’s probably not something you find. It’s something you make.

                        Reverend Layton, “ Cross that Bridge,” Schmigadoon!

65 Insight: 3 Stories & A Quiet Place

Catherine and I are committed to walking 65 miles in six weeks as part of the 65 Roses 65 Mile Challenge. We are raising money for Cystic Fibrosis research in honor of our niece, Harper.

Each week we are also committing to posting an insight into movies, TV, theater or other aspects of our industry just as we finish our walks. Or if we need a break, during our walks. Mostly because as a couch potato, my favorite workouts involve marathoning with a remote. This is a sample we created as we try to get into shape for the challenge.

To donate: Go to my fundraising page, or Catherine’s page and click the DONATE button in the right column.

65 Insight: Black Widow

Starting August 1st, Catherine and I are committed to walking 65 miles in six weeks as part of the 65 Roses 65 Mile Challenge. We are raising money for Cystic Fibrosis research in honor of our niece, Harper.

Each week we are also committing to posting an insight into movies, TV, theater or other aspects of our industry just as we finish our walks. Or if we need a break, during our walks. Mostly because as a couch potato, my favorite workouts involve marathoning with a remote. This is a sample we created as we try to get into shape for the challenge.

To donate: Go to my fundraising page, or Catherine’s page and click the DONATE button in the right column.

CF Insights: Loki Exposition Finale

Starting August 1st, Catherine and I are committed to walking 65 miles in six weeks as part of the 65 Roses 65 Mile Challenge. We are raising money for Cystic Fibrosis research in honor of our niece, Harper.

Each week we are also committing to posting an insight into movies, TV, theater or other aspects of our industry just as we finish our walks. Or if we need a break, during our walks. Mostly because as a couch potato, my favorite workouts involve marathoning with a remote. This is a sample we created as we try to get into shape for the challenge.

To donate: Go to my fundraising page, or Catherine’s page and click the DONATE button in the right column.

Early thank you!

Here are some of Harper’s 2nd cousins thanking those that donated in the first few days of our campaign!

If you want to join this awesome group helping find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, it is easy! To donate: Go to my fundraising page, or Catherine’s page and click the DONATE button in the right column.

CF Fundraising

Dear Friends,

CF still stands for Cystic Fibrosis, and not Cure Found, so it is that time again.

My niece Harper fights with this disease. I recorded my thoughts on what it means to be an uncle of a CF kid for my sister. You can see that here: https://vimeo.com/205985263

Some of you may remember when I used to participate with my family in running part of the Pittsburg Marathon to raise money – well my knees have decided that I am past that game.

Instead, Catherine and I have joined in the 65Roses 65 Miles campaign. Catherine and I will walk a minimum of 65 miles each over the course of the six week challenge. We walk from August 1 to September 12.

In addition, Catherine and I will video a weekly insight into media/faith every week, either during or immediately after our exercise. You can see examples by scrolling down on this blog.

Will you help me? Any size gift helps.

To donate: Go to my fundraising page, or Catherine’s page and click the DONATE button in the right column.

Feel free to pass on this information to anyone that might wish to help.

-Sean

Older picture of Harper and me – but still one of my favorites!

65Insight Black Panther

This is week 5 of a 6 week challenge – the 65 Roses 65 Mile challenge. I’ve committed to indoor biking 65miles a week to raise money to find a cure for CF. I am also giving insights into the movies I watch as I bike – right after hopping off the bike, hence out of breath. Hope your enjoy the insights into the character of Black Panther this week.

Want to help my campaign? You can go here to donate.