Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Monday, June 25, 2007

Waiting in line

Waiting in line, originally uploaded by echobase_2000.

Instead of having cars line up down the road and out onto the highway, Cornerstone had them file into a grass lot, then proceed on to registration.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Camp Cornerstone

With my camera wrapped around a tree, Brian wondered if I was a stalker. No, just doing a little photo surveillance of adventures setting up the tent.

And with that, my Cornerstone blogging is underway! Stay tuned here, and at cornerstonefestival.com for all the goings on.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Memorable Job Interview

I think I gave someone a story they'll remember the rest of their lives.

Friday, I had my first job interview. Well, it wasn't me being interviewed. I was the interviewer. It was the first time I'd been asked to help conduct one.

A U of MN grad was running late. Not her fault. She was late from the first part of the interview at the TV station.

While I was waiting for her to arrive, I heard three rural fire department dispatched to a house fire. We haven't had many structure fires lately, especially not one in the country with that many fire departments dispatched.

So I had the reporter candidate tag along on the way to the fire. We got to fly down a gravel road, searching for some obscure rural address.

When we arrived, a volunteer firefighter walked right up to me with a smile on his face. "I just want to let you know I really enjoy your news program. I watch you every night on the news. It's good to finally meet you!"

He went on to let us know he's a 37 year veteran of the local fire department.

Meanwhile, I was trying to conduct a job interview. And shoot video of the fire. And talk to a member of my 'fan club' as I call it.

The young reporter to be took it in stride. I hope she didn't ruin her shoes. But it's not a bad lesson to learn early that you can, and will go anywhere for news.

And, oh yeah, we offered her the job.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Stranger Than Fiction

I just watched Stranger Than Fiction.

I won't give it a proper review, but I will ponder the point of the movie. This is the Will Ferrell film, where he hears a voice narrating his life.

A man who knows he's going to die, but doesn't run from fear... he is a man who should continue to live.

An interesting film. I enjoyed it. Reminded me of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind as well as Adaptation.