News & Notes – January 21, 2024

Under the Big Top Under the Big Top will take place February 2 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. inside the Morey Courts Recreation Center. The free, carnival themed event will feature exciting performances, therapy dogs, midway activities, games, refreshments, and more for the whole family. Experience the masterful juggling, daring circus stunts, magic, and…

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Look Back at Engineer News

If I were to trace my interest in puppetry to one single moment, it might be around the time that Elijah and I recorded a couple of video skits with his Among Us plushies. “Engineer News,” as we ultimately called it, was also inspired a lot by “Villager News,” a series of YouTube videos that…

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In Remembrance of Josh

As I’ve been following the news about Trump possibly being indicted, I can’t help but miss being able to comment about it to my son, Josh. I don’t think either of us considered ourselves political, but we found amusement by following the stories about Trump when he was president. This is just one example of…

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February’s Puppet Project

For our video project in February, I’d like to create an anthology of videos produced by different amateur puppeteers from around the globe. The videos would all tie back to a common theme but could still tell a variety of different stories. For example, in October I watched a group of videos which had been…

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New Year’s Resolutions

I resolved this year that I would try to get back into the habit by posting a new post on my blog every day. I’m already 4 days into the new year, and I still haven’t even written anything. Part of the problem, I think, is that I often have a lot of little ideas…

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Puppet Meister

. Lately, I’ve been thinking about using an Amazon gift card I got for Father’s Day to buy a full body, professional styled puppet. This idea came to me last week at the Zoo while we were looking through the gift shops. How did I go from zebras and giraffes to puppets, you might ask?…

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Father’s Day

Thinking of my dad, on Father’s Day. I still carry with me all of the helpful nuggets of wisdom he shared with me throughout my life, such as always bring a jacket (I keep at least three in my car), and that we make decisions, not mistakes. He would take my sister and I fishing,…

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