the tree

Thing 8 is online video sharing…luckily for me, youtube and I are already good friends.

Last summer, I went to an amazing Incubus concert and took a few videos.  Posting them was my first experience with adding to the online video world.  I still gain more than I offer, by a long shot.  Youtube is a great source for that random commercial you’re looking for, a laugh, or something to learn.  I haven’t used online video sharing a ton in the classroom setting, but there’s a few amazing videos I’ve used in presentations about social justice.  They aren’t the focus of my post, but here’s a link to one of my favorites from illdoctrine.com: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Ti-gkJiXc.

My new hobby recently is slacklining.  If you don’t know what this is, no worries; you are not alone.  Here is Frankie Najera (a Cornell College alum — small world, right?) with Gibbon, showing how to do a trick, appropriately named “the tree.”

I cannot do this.  I can do a few things, though, and what I learned, I learned from youtube (and Frankie Najera).  Here’s what I look like on the line.

I’m not that great yet, but it’s a lot of fun and something different.  I love connecting with nature and I can set up the line on my own or do it with friends.

In closing, here’s a video of people doing really, really cool things.  Maybe this will be me someday.

slack on.  ekg.

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