Social Dancing At NTIF 13 – 2016

We’ve reached 2015 in the series of posts leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival. This is last year before this year!  What will we show after this post?  No matter what’s next, even if you don’t dance, come out and cheer on the dancers!

If you’re on Facebook, add the workshop and ceili events to your calendar.

First up we had the afternoon workshop with a couple of two-hand dances followed by the Camp Set.

2015 dance workshop with Susan and Michael Harrison

Music for the evening ceili was again provided by the wonderful Lone Star Ceili Band.

2015 ceili band

Come on out to the Emerald stage in the Tower building for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’d like to see tons of pictures and video from past festival workshop and ceili’s, head over here.

Social Dancing At NTIF 12 – 2016

We’re staying in 2014 for this post in the series leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival.  Make sure you set your schedule up before you arrive so you have time to see the headliners as well as get your dancing in!

If you’re on Facebook, add the workshop and ceili events to your calendar.

For the evening ceili we again had the Lone Star Ceili Band with dances called by Susan & Michael Harrison

2014 ceili played by LSCB

With some Waves of Tory called by Susan & Michael Harrison

2014 ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison

Come on out to the Emerald stage in the Tower building for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’d like to see tons of pictures and video from past festival workshop and ceili’s, head over here.

Social Dancing At NTIF 11 – 2016

We’ve reached 2014 in the series of posts leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival.  Are you bringing a dog to the festival?  You are, aren’t you?

If you’re on Facebook, add the workshop and ceili events to your calendar.

First up with an afternoon dance workshop with Susan and Michael Harrison.

2014 dance workshop with Susan and Michael Harrison
2014 dance workshop with Susan & Michael Harrison

Where’s the ceili?  Coming in the next post!

Come on out to the Emerald stage in the Tower building for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’d like to see tons of pictures and video from past festival workshop and ceili’s, head over here.

Social Dancing At NTIF 10 – 2016

We’ve reached 2013 in the series of posts leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival. If you attend the whiskey tasking before the workshop or ceili, don’t drink too much!

If you’re on Facebook, add the workshop and ceili events to your calendar.

First up with an afternoon dance workshop with Susan and Michael Harrison. Hard to tell what we were teaching in this photo. Perhaps An Rince Mor.

2013 dance workshop with Susan and Michael Harrison

During the workshop we also taught the “Maggie” figure for the Connemara Set where Susan was able to show off her levitation skills.

2013 workshop called by Susan & Michael Harrison

Music for the evening ceili was again provided by the wonderful Lone Star Ceili Band.

2013 ceili band

and called by Susan & Michael Harrison

2013 ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison

Come on out to the Emerald stage in the Tower building for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’d like to see tons of pictures and video from past festival workshop and ceili’s, head over here.

Great racing clouds of glory

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Perfect for staying home, in a hammock, drinking run runners, being transported to a beach in my head.

Stupid work. I don’t know why they won’t pay me to stay home and stare at clouds all day.

These clouds are moving really fast but since I didn’t post a video you’ll have to rock back and forth to simulate the effect. Trust me, it totally works.

Learn an language!

I’ve seen the following ad on Facebook a few times over the last few weeks and clearly since I’m both

  1. Over 40
  2. Male

Language

The language video for me is one that contains imagery of a young happy woman with large mammalian protuberances, standing near a beach.

I wonder if they’ve created a similar video for women.  It would probably feature a young happy man with a large mammalian protuberance.  Most likely his nose.

Rebel or Powershot?

My brother recently accused me of having too much fun with my new camera.  It’s a used Rebel and I have been having quite a lot of fun with it.  His comment got me thinking.  Is the Rebel really that much better than the Powershot for my purposes or is it just that it’s a new toy?

To try to answer that question I started a list of containing the features that I like and dislike about each camera.  The cameras are the Canon Powershot SX120 and the Canon Rebel XS.

Continue reading “Rebel or Powershot?”

Honey to Die For

Jane, our lovely host in Kentucky is also a beekeeper!

The morning we arrived, she had slaved in the garage filling many jars of the clover honey her bees had made.

While I’m somewhat allergic to bees (and go to some pains to not find out just how allergic), I did enjoy standing outside near the boxes, watching them fly about.

Yes, that’s a headstone in the background.  The bees live in a small cemetery on her property.

Susan also recorded a small video.

If you’re ever near Lexington and see some Honey to Die For, pick some up.  It’s yummy.

Cool green screen reel

I had no idea so many of the backgrounds in TV shows I watch weren’t on-location shots.

Take a look.


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Mars Feb 15 2010

It was a nice clear night just before I had to leave town and I took the opportunity to capture some video of Mars.

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This is the result of 600 frames stacked in Registax

Video was taken through a Canon SD750


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