Written by admin on Thursday, 28 of February , 2013 at 9:38 pm
This site was basically dead in the water for the past few months. I did not make the adjustments to move the old 4.0SQL database to 5.0 when Wordress moved on. I really lost track of changing all of this. It took my podcast page falling off the face of the earth for me to figure out it was time to fix this all up.
Not promising anymore posts… But the site, it still lives and I know its here when needed. Someday Facebook will fail, and Ill still have Planetstahl!
Written by admin on Saturday, 7 of July , 2012 at 4:46 am
I’m on a Facebook vacation… I am trademarking the term Facation… So, if someone gets rich off of this, let me know. I will have my people keep them honest. Although, it would be hard to believe that someone else has not already come up with that!
I’m out till July 15th. In the meantime… You can twitter @planetstahl.
Or, check out my Google plus photos from June and July.
Written by admin on Sunday, 6 of May , 2012 at 2:48 am
Watched Hugo tonight with the kids… And as kids movies go… Its OK. I was surprised they didn’t want to get up and leave the room for the final 30 minutes.
But, as an adult in the room… It really just leaves you feeling like crap. For me anyway!
When I watched Ben Kingsley talk about making art and saw the noble push he made in his life to “create”, it really reminded me of my dreams as a kid/young adult.
I wanted to create! But life took me on another path and out of that game!
While I do consider the podcasts, created images for the show and blog posts to be content… They are far removed from the guy who dreamed of drawing comics, writing a decent short story, or working with others on film projects etc.
Art is hard work! I have said before that working 40 hours on a podcast a week would probably generate the same results as a full time job. Effort in is directly related to the outcome.
But, here is what happens… You do your 8 to 5 grind… You do stuff with the kids activities 3 or 4 days a week… And then you work around the house on the weekends. Doesn’t leave much time or energy to “get creative”. I admire people who can do it all.
So, I’ve said myself… “I will get to it later”. Well, I have seen firsthand that waiting till later is not a good plan. I see customers all the time that have health problems and die a few years after retirement. (That’s why I’m not waiting to see the world until after I retire! Screw that! Nothing is guaranteed in this life!) Retirement is not a plan… Its when you are put out to pasture!
Creatively, the podcast is just a screw around for Dan and I. In the past I have gotten really “in” to it creatively and come up with ideas and scripts. We used to do video reviews that required a higher level of production. Those have been brushed to the wayside in recent years. I think that the beer aspect of the whole show is the part I could care less about. Its more about hanging with Dan and doing abstract brainstorming with him about society and culture in general. I think that I fell off the creative wagon a when it felt like I “had to get a show out” for a long span.
The “show” is an outlet… And its a good one! We have some traction and its a totally blank slate that can be manipulated to whatever I want!
Not sure the point of this post, other than to mark the mental moment when I decided to do a little more creatively. I have a XXX Brewing script rattling around my head, and I am going to effort a video beer review next time Dan comes over. Oh, and that sketch pad… I need to get my game on and bust out some content!
FIRST… I HAVE TO GET THROUGH THE ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL GOLF OUTING!!! I know that flies in the face of what I said above. But, after working with the other volunteers and parents on this project. I have become totally re-born on my conviction of this project for the school. Lots of people are depending on that project and it means the world to me that we do something good. Thas a subject for another post!
Man… Facebook is totally routing this website! I guess the nice part about Facebook is that it limits who sees whatever you are doing. Which, in this world of Internet goons and hacks, its nice to know there is some privacy. But, at the same time… I appreciate that this site is MINE and cannot be edited or sold as needed by some corporate bigwig!
I am adding a link to the right for updated Picasa photos. I was running low on picture space… So, I stared a new account. All pictures from July 2011 and up are on the new link.
Written by admin on Sunday, 11 of September , 2011 at 2:53 pm
What can I say? I imagine that this is a day that we will keep in our mind for the rest of our lives.
I have always thought that my generation would never know anything that affected our country like the WW2 generation. They are a living example…. Events that change our world always seem to be in a text book, or a Hollywood production. I am 30, and my parents can not tell me stories of anything close to this caliber.
An event like today can make you take stock in what you have. People went to work today, and never came home. People hopped a flight, and never had a chance!
Wanna Help… Give Blood, Donate Money? That is great, but can any of us imagine a loved one being taken away by horrific violence? Nothing you can hold or spend is going to take the place of that kind of personal tragedy.
My flag pole is broke… But tomorrow, I will be working to get it back up. I will buy yellow ribbons, or whatever someone decides is a tribute. I am proud to live in this country… It is worth defending, and it is worth saying out loud.
Lastly: Lets hope that this is as bad as it can get. I would hate to think it can get worse, and make this seem forgettable.
It seemed kinda cheesy to talk about Sept 11 today…. But after listening to some coverage on NPR this morning… I feel the need to share my thoughts from that day.
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