Honing my video editing skills: a Travel Log from Vieques, Puerto Rico


Here is a travel log I put together from last weeks trip down to Vieques, Puerto Rico.  We made base camp at Villa Uno in Isabel II and spent 8 days exploring the island.

Shot on a Flip Ultra HD and edited in iMovie 09.

Hope you enjoy it.



South Dakota bill would require all citizens to own a gun


Learning how to blog on iPad, not easy but not impossible with the wordpress app. Pretty cool, so for my first test I give you the coolest article of the year from my home state of South Dakota. It makes me homesick. Keep up the good work legislators, feel free to balance the budget though if you get any extra time.


Written by
Jonathan Ellis, Argus Leader

Five South Dakota lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require any adult 21 or older to buy a firearm “sufficient to provide for their ordinary self-defense.”

The bill, which would take effect Jan. 1, 2012, would give people six months to acquire a firearm after turning 21. The provision does not apply to people who are barred from owning a firearm.

Nor does the measure specify what type of firearm. Instead, residents would pick one “suitable to their temperament, physical capacity, and preference.”

The measure is known as an act “to provide for an individual mandate to adult citizens to provide for the self defense of themselves and others.”

Rep. Hal Wick, R-Sioux Falls, is sponsoring the bill and knows it will be killed. But he said he is introducing it to prove a point that the federal health care reform mandate passed last year is unconstitutional.

“Do I or the other cosponsors believe that the State of South Dakota can require citizens to buy firearms? Of course not. But at the same time, we do not believe the federal government can order every citizen to buy health insurance,” he said.