Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hard Drive, Beaver and my brother Paul

As I await the arrival of another...hard drive to back up my system before installing Lion and Final Cut  X I have been putting the finishing touches on a short promo I created for the show "Beaver". Another project from the creative mind of Vanessa White as she brings her brand of politics to the stage.

On a personal note, today is my brother Paul's birthday. He would have been 29. He died in a car accident September 7th 2003. One of the things I love to remember about him is how he loved people; Especially people who were different then he was. He showed patience, compassion and kindness that I can still aspire to.

In todays political climate I believe that we have lost sight of the simple fact that we are all people - We the people of the United States of America. Race, religion, and sexual preference do not change the fact that we are still people. The constitution was written for us, not the banks, corporations and insurance companies which are bleeding our nation dry. Paul's traits of kindness, compassion and intelligence, are some of the tools we will need in these upcoming years. I find it hard to understand the people in the political limelight who are so blatantly crusading against our freedom in the name of liberty and patriotism. So, I continue to remind myself that they are still people.

"My religion is kindness"  - Dalai Lama

Paul Van Daam


  1. Well, good thing you backed up your files. I've tried Final cut once. But due to my work schedule, I haven't been able to study it thoroughly. One of my colleagues at the office uses that program. He told me it's just like Premiere: it's easy to be familiar with. Clearly, up until now, the battle between Adobe Premiere and Apple Final Cut is still on.

    Ruby Badcoe

  2. There not many days that go by where I dont miss Paul he was a great friend and even more an amazing person he will forever be in my heart and mind. I hope its ok if i share a memory i have with Paul it was a crazy winter and we were bored so we were at your mohters house and we went out in the side yard and built a huge dragon in the snow and actually had added color to its a day i hold in my mind forever. RIP Paul miss ya Bro