On Retirement

I’ve recently retired. A nice feeling. After 31 years of toiling away, I have no more excuses.  That next novel won’t write itself. The insidious cycle of planning, note-taking, brainstorming (i.e. procrastinating); ends. And the writing begins. In anticipation, I’ve re-vamped my writing space; added a new Dell monitor I didn’t need, a wireless keyboard, … Continue reading On Retirement

Grim Grinning Ghosts, a Halloween Project

Revisiting my very first post, 3 years ago. It’s been quite a journey.

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So this was on the to-do list for a couple of years. I have to credit my wife for the idea.  We’re fortunate enough to be able to visit Walt Disney World regularly, and Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom is always a favourite. Hence, the attempt at duplicating the singing heads. I finally got around to purchasing the necessary items in time for Halloween 2015, and to our delight, the project was a great success. Information is already out there, however I’ve broken it down further, real-simple-like, and cost effective.

Here we go:

First off, grab the projection loop from Youtube. There are several versions out there, including a 5 bust one, but this is the one I prefer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TFUAq_VAQA

You may need to download a free program in order to capture the video from Youtube to your laptop, just make sure you use a reputable one to avoid any…

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Ode to Robert Browning

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?"