1. I've been released from ankle jail getting the official word that this time the ankle has actually healed. Not like the last time, which has left me with a permanently broken right ankle. Both will require bracing for the Camino. Better safe than sorry, as my Mom would say.
2. My son's movie, a documentary about a chapter in our family's history, is being released (on DVD or pay per view) North America-wide on July 21st. Pre-orders for Taking My Parents to Burning Man are being accepted on iTunes. Aside from the basic premise of the movie, the post filming experience has been a journey in itself: many awards, positive reviews, and interesting discussions. It has done wonders for my discomfort with public speaking. It's funny to read reviews and people's take on things. The last one, in Vancouver's Georgia Straight, described daughter Mari as sagacious, me as easy going, and Chuck simply as white haired.
Be forewarned, it's not everybody's cup of tea. The movie does border at times on the risque side. It really shouldn't come as a shock, it's about the Burning Man festival. The rating process is not yet complete, but it is not PG. There is one F word said in frustration and some glimpses of bare bottoms and breasts. There are people in the background smoking joints and drinking alcohol. I've seen worse on prime time.
If you are so inclined, give it a watch. You'll laugh, maybe cry, and you'll definitely have opportunities to shake your head in disbelief. And for you Vancouverites, it will be playing at the Rio this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Have fun!