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This past weekend I was asked to be a judge for the IAAF State Talent Show contest at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. Huge thanks to the board and my friend Kris Lowe who serves as Secretary for St. Clair County for asking me.
Jillian and I packed the crew up and we stuffed like sardines into the hotel room. Really it was meant for 2 adults, but that’s how we roll sometimes.
Before we headed home we did a little bit of site seeing around town.
One of the spots was this spot called Dumb Records. Highly recommend if you need some vinyl OR want to checkout some arcade cabinets or pinball machines. Of which they had a nice little collection!
In no particular order. Here’s a few shots I captured during our trip…
Curtain’s Up Theater Company, a local theater group that our family as grown close to this past year, has their final show of the season this weekend: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
Z and Cash are both in the play and my sister-in-law, niece and nephew are playing as well as several friends of ours that we’ve made this year.
I asked Evan Totsch, our young actor friend in the theater community if he would help me with a “man on the street” esk behind the scenes bit last night. I filmed it and edited it within a 24 hour window. I’m very pleased with the fun result we got out of this. Evan came up with the brilliant name. He wrote all of his material that he came up with on the fly. Awesome job, Evan.
Also shoutout to the event planner, Trinity Griffin, who did a remarkable job setting the tone and vibe for the evening.
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Here are a few more photo highlights from the evening 🙂
I had the pure joy & honor of recording The Fun & Learning Variety Show. This production is put on by The Colleen Nesbit Memorial Foundation and features skits and songs performed by adults with intellectual disabilities.
Purchased this antique lens off eBay and feel like a kid in candy store. It’s been a lot of fun shooting without the convenience of Auto Focus or anything. And I’m loving the results from this weekend… Here are a few:
Not always sure what to say or how to say it. Because I’m still trying to connect the dots of how I feel and what my feelings are in a particular situation.
Life is challenging.
Not enough money. Not enough time. So much clutter. So many todos piling up. And my memory just slips more and more. And I disassociate more and more. But I want to keep the peace for those around me and for myself. But in doing so, I avoid myself. I lose track of the things that matter to me.
When I’m uncomfortable I avoid and/or consume. Whether that’s the junk that I consume in my diet or in my spiritual and emotional diet. I avoid even the good things for me. Or I throw myself at whatever feels right in that moment. Shooting from the hip.
My prayer for myself today is to find my way back to an honest and true Peace. To find my feet and stand tall.
// I apologize for this cryptic free type of post. It was more me thinking out loud for a second than anything.