August 08, 2005
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I know it's been a while. I just didn't feel I could post anything else until I posted something from my grandmother's funeral a few weeks ago... but I was never happy with what I came up with. Even this two-minute clip doesn't do the ceremonies, or her life, justice. Still, it was a special day, and it swelled my heart to hear over and over again what a difference she made in Hawaii. You can directly download the above Quicktime movie (.MOV) file or a larger version (320x240/97MB) here, courtesy the Internet Archive. For the iPod-optimized file (MP4/9MB) served up in the feed, click here.

I was honored to be asked to deliver the eulogy. You can hear it in my July 22 podcast.

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Posted by Ryan at 11:38 PM


Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences go out to you and your family.
Posted by: hilton Blackwell at August 8, 2005 12:49 PM

This was a very touching movie. Firstly there was the sadness in it. Death. Funeral. Ceremony. Life. Then there was the cultural aspect of it. I never realized your cultural setting. Zen Buddhism? Seeing those very different settings. I will show you a typical Norwegian funeral when I get the chance. It is quite different.
Posted by: Raymond M. Kristiansen at August 9, 2005 5:11 AM

Glad to see us leading the way for future video bloggers in Hawaii, just kidding! But it was good to see you geovlogging. Cool! How are you doing? I heard your podcast, good stuff. Your kids will be so lucky to see and hear this when they grow up. Aloha
Posted by: hilton Blackwell at August 18, 2005 11:08 PM

Condolence to you and your family.
Posted by: jonjonbarros at August 19, 2005 3:38 PM

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