Mason the Musician

Posted on March 21, 2013

Living with our friends the Okamotos has been a blast in general–but one of our favorite things is playing with Stephen and Cassie’s son Mason. Like his father before him, he is a musician in the making. I discovered this when I was sitting with him and pulled out Stephen’s guitar. “Quick! Christina! Bring me my camera! Look at the way he concentrates!” Filming with one hand and holding him was a challenge, so I set him down a few times. Freed, he left the guitar for a moment and went for the nearest outlet. Freed again, he dashed for my coffee mug. So, I filmed the rest with one hand. 🙂

*Filmed with a Canon 60D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, edited with Premiere Pro CS5.5.

Beirut Gathers for Wissam al-Hassan

Posted on October 23, 2012

After the brutal bombing that killed several and wounded many on Friday afternoon, thousands gathered in Downtown Beirut near the Martyr’s Square statue for the funeral ceremony of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces brigadier general Wissam al-Hassan. Rebecca and I visited the square on Saturday night–we just missed the rally called by the 14 March coalition–and we attended al-Hassan’s funeral service on Sunday. Here are a few photos from both times we went down there:

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