A Little Humour in Steinbach Manitoba

I love sharing a little humour occasionally. A smile not only is easy to do, the endorphins one releases is great for the body. So here’s a story of mine from Stienbach. 

Having lived in Manitoba for a few years way back when, I learned about the Mennonite community out in Steinbach, Manitoba. It was a town well known for its car dealers, mennonite farmers sausage, and for me, an airstrip in the middle of their golf course. Having  flown out there a few times, I can say it was fun. Especially because when you parked your plane and signed in a the airport office, they had a key rack where you could take one of the Cadillacs parked in the parking lot to go into town or what ever. It was always a fun place to visit. 

If you want to know a little more about the place and the local culture, there is a great ‘onionesque’ web site called ‘the bonnet’. Here’s a sample of their news… Enjoy!

http://dailybonnet.com/fists-fly-loewen-family-sits-penner-family-pew/

 

Site Construction Moving Forward 

The site construction is moving forward and we are hoping to have the site open for business in the coming weeks. 

Besides a new podcast, visitors will be able to purchase voice overs and books from our shop. 

Look forward to the formal unveiling so please feel free to poke around and let us know what you like and don’t like. 

Best, 

KS Medya web team for Martin at the Crossroads 

Quote – Reality TV

Here’s a quote of mine. I just thought this one up…

“The reality of reality TV is that the reality of the viewer is their reality of watching reality TV.” 

Springtime in Istanbul – Behind the Scenes

It was a cold day, but the sun came out. It was springtime in Istanbul. Looking back at this behind the scenes shoot. It was a hectic rush and lots of people and gear. The video was excellent, however, the audio never got to the camera. Thus an 18 hour day of filming interviews and stand-ups was lost.
Well, this experience taught me two things:
Yes, grown men cry, and two… always have your phone in your shirt pocket recording audio.

Longer Days

Oh. Just noticed the days are getting longer! In the northern hemisphere anyhow. 

2017 So Far

I have to admit that I have some great people in my past, present, and future. 

Reconnecting with old friends is wonderful. Making new friends is also special. Of course there are a few people who I’ve met briefly in my new city that I’m sure we’ll also become close. 

So much water under the bridge in 2016 made it difficult to focus for me. An unknown health issue led to emergency surgery removed a nasty abscess from my cheek. This apparently zapped my energy for a long time. My excellent doctor friend and musical cohort, took care of that emergency within hours. 

Setting up shop back in Canada, means a new home, a car, and all the things necessary to have a place to put my socks. Not an easy task when you have a life 10,000 km away too! 

Voice overs, writing, renovations, and all that were put on top of my already busy schedule. No rest for the weary. 

This year is a clean slate year for me. I hope it is for you too. I left the baggage that’s not mine on the carrousel. Where it can be picked up by those who actually owns it! 

Best wishes to you and yours! 

Martin 

Boxing Day 2016

Such a nice day to sleep in, not feel rushed, and to maybe find a deal on something you really need that’s on sale. 

So found a few household items and left the crowds buying big TV set in their line ups. 

Eggnog and a nice fire in the wood stove makes the storm outside more romantic than ominous. 

Bring on the new year I say! Best wishes for your 2017!