Category Archives: my film clips

Smithsonian Folklife, focuses on Peru


On Wednesday, July 1, I visited the outdoor portion of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival at 3rd St and the Mall in Washington, focusing on Peru.  Most of the scenic photography was in the Native American museum nearby (account here).  The outdoor portion (except for food) had been closed Saturday by expectation of storms and lightning.


There were demonstrations on how crafts were made, including a fishing rod.  It was apparent that there is a lot of manual labor (it would have pleased my father) in the native post-Inca lifestyle.

There was also a folk music “square dance”.

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(Published: Thursday, July 2, 2015, 11:45 AM EDT)

A nice little doggy race


Today’s post is quite simple.

At the “Taste of Arlington” (Virginia) street fair Sunday afternoon, in “Bark Park”, there was a nice little amateur dog race.   But not all the pooches understood and wanted to play, when given the chance.

More substantial documentary filmmaking from me is coming.  But for now (contradicting a lecture given by Ben Stiller’s professorial character in “While We’re Young”) this first one will be about me.  So will my fiction.

(Published Monday May 18, 2015, 1 AM, EDT)

Some clips from Washington DC demonstrations for Freddie Gray


I do have a couple of short clips from the Freddie Gray sympathetic demonstrations Wednesday April 29, 2015 in Washington DC, starting at Verizon Center and moving to the White House, then all the way up to U Street.

The person above was leaving as I arrived from McPherson Square station.  She asked it I wanted to carry the picket.

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(Published Saturday, May 2, 2015, 12 Noon EDT)

Video clips from Sandtown Section of Baltimore after Freddie Gray


Here are some clips from my visit to Baltimore Wednesday, April 29, 2015 to look at the aftermath of the Freddie Gray riots.

Clip 1 -random conversation of Presstman St

Clip 2 – Billy Graham representative


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Note: I now publish video clips from public events on the Media Blog (here) instead of the DADT Notes blog, unless the event deals very directly with some item in one of my books.  This more consistent with my strategy for deploying my own video soon.

There is earlier footage in Washington DC from November 2014 regarding the Ferguson and Michael Brown protests here.

(Published Friday May 1, 2015, at 12:15 PM)

Supreme Court rally, Marriage Equality, April 27, 2015


I arrived toward the end of the session.  Actually, the ant-gay hecklers tended to drown everyone else out.  I found more sentiment against gay marriage than for, in the crowd at noon.

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Clip 10  some rather twisted logic about freedom from an anti-gay speaker

Clip 11 — note the unusual argument about gays being able to make movies, and the reference to “American Lynching” (Feb. 6, 2014) – note that African Americans were not allowed into movie theaters under segregation.

(Published Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10 AM)

Biographical summary part of my “Unified Documentary”


This sequence is a summary of my “different life”, showing the highlights and controversies in each period.  Then supplementary videos will go into more detail about each incident.

I did these initially by putting them onto Power Point with slides.  Later, I’ll use Final Cut to replace the slides and make everything flow and look better.

BIO Part 1:  Childhood in Arlington VA, 1943-1961


There needs to be a lot more detail about the piano lessons.

BIO Part 2:  William and Mary, fall 1961


BIO Part 3:  Back home, and then Inpatient at NIH (1962)

Part 3A – note about Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 while patient at NIH


BIO Part 4: First wage earning job at NIH while going to GWU and living at home

Part 4A – Kennedy Assassination in 1963 while working at NBS

BIO Part 5:  Graduate school (1966-1967)


Part 6:  Army (1968-1970, Basic Training covered above)


(First published: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10:45 PM EDT)