Day of the Cicada



  I don’t know what the overlap is between sports fans and fans of this blog, but apparently some Cleveland fans were so happy with the season finale of Basketball over the weekend that some people got Monday off work. One such person was my friend, Alyssa, who invited me along for an afternoon of berry picking and wine tasting. The best part? Every moment of the rural excursion was juxtaposed with the soothing sounds of the majestic cicada. But, the wonder of these creatures was not limited to the auditory. They clung to almost every surface, littered the ground, flew straight at the moving car window, and occasionally tried give us their insect-cuddles . We must savor these moments, as it will be 17 years before we are graced with their magnificence once again.

Breakneck Acres

It’s another housekeeping day, so I’m cleaning out my laptop, catching up on wedding stuff, and updating my online job search tools. I found a video that I made my senior year on Breakneck Acres, a local farm.

I lost track of how long I worked on this. I was at the farm at least twice a week, sometimes more, shooting stills and experimenting with audio and video. Then I got to follow that with sleepless nights in the campus computer lab editing it all together. And I loved every minute of it. I loved meeting new people, interacting with the animals, leaning new technology, learning about farming, I loved all of it. Going back and watching this again helped remind me why I work as had as I do to find something in this field. It reminded me that maybe I am good at what I love to do.