Author: Karel

St. Peter’s Wins Again!

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When we reviewed the footage we had captured of the MDD school competition, we realized that we had a priceless record of some of the traditional music and dance of this region of Uganda. I offered to make recordings of the next round; this would be a good volunteer project. Nick agreed whole-heartedly, but first…

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The Camera Gear Comes in Handy

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During breakfast on the second day, Nick surprised us by encouraging us to attend the school competition that day. He already had arranged transport to the local school where the event was taking place – so it was really easy to say yes. We didn’t know at all what to expect, but one should simply…

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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (Not Necessarily In That Order)

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The Amalfi Coast was one of my favorite places of our spectacular trip around the world. Set off walking in any direction, and an adventure of discovery awaits you, with big views of the Mediterranean Sea, mountains, and cliffs, contrasting with an intimate, enchanted world of orchards and gardens, ancient churches, old stone houses, and…

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Rest In Peace, Dear Maya

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As many of you know, our kitty Maya passed away. Maya gave us (and many others) lots of love – she was the sweetest cat that we ever knew. We are very grateful that during her last weeks she was surrounded by friends and family that gave her lots of love and attention. Maya, we’ll…

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Auckland tours

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Our first day in New Zealand! To get familiar with Auckland, we got a tour of Auckland and the surrounding areas. We tasted our first pies (which are addictive), looked over huge forests, enjoyed walking on the beach (with sand that sticks to a magnet), and had a very nice day. Denise wrote captions to…

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First impressions of Fiji

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Travels to Fiji went smoothly – for the most part. Karel used his iPhone to snap a photo of me settling in for the trans-Pacific leg of our air journey, but somehow misplaced the cellphone before we landed. It may be that the airline has found it already, but we immediately traveled beyond the world…

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Where are we?

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We’ve arrived at Matamanoa, a speck of an island in a chain off the southwest coast of the main island. The nearest neighbor is Mondriki, an uninhabited island that was the location for the movie, Castaway. Remember the sheltered lagoon, and the big waves outside the reef? That’s what it’s like. Our boat stopped at…

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Our honeymoon has started!

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Our honeymoon has started! After a few days of preparations, packing, and cleaning the house (kind of), we got a ride to the Denver airport (thanks Jerry, Suzanne, and Riley!). We got onto the plane without a problem and the flight to LAX was uneventful and ahead of schedule. LAX is not our favorite airport…

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Bon Voyage! jam

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We had a wonderful jam yesterday – our Bon Voyage! jam was attended by about 20 musicians and several good friends. We had a blast – thanks to all that came!  

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Happy Christmas!

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Christmas day was snowy, cold, and bright. We hung the bird houses (painted by friends at our wedding celebration) in the tree behind our home and snapped a few photos for our Christmas greeting to you. Our hearts are brimming with gratitude to our friends and family for making 2012 such a wonderful year for…

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Route / pictures of our August SW USA trip

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Immediately after our wedding celebration, we started a trip through SW USA together with Karel’s family. A more detailed description of that trip is probably beyond the scope of this blog (after all, we didn’t start this website until we returned from that trip), but I used this trip to test new feature of our…

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Saturday Jam at Folsom Street Coffee Boulder

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Every Saturday afternoon we’re packing our Passat with musical gear and drive to Folsom Street Coffee (at Folsom and Canyon) where we host an acoustic jam from 2-5. We’ve been doing this since we moved to Boulder; we really wanted to have a weekly Saturday jam because we have very fond memories of a similar…

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Colorado Progfest 2012

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Last Sunday we played a brief set of four songs at the Colorado Progfest; it took quite a lot of practice as these were not the easiest ones to play. Craig, the bass player of our band (called Prognesis for this occasion), has a camcorder video recording of our gig, but we didn’t receive the…

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Wedding Celebration Video

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I spent the last few days editing raw footage of our wedding celebration. Our camera was on a tripod and gave relatively stable video, but the sound was crap as the mike was far away from the speaker and close to the river. The other camera was Martin’s; the audio is much better, but his…

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Our wedding pictures…

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During the past few weeks, we’ve been working on the wedding celebration pictures. We asked our friends to bring their camera to our party and shoot pictures – and they did a great job! It meant that we had to review about 3000 pictures and select those that captured that weekend well. After processing the…

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