I'm the owner and captain of THE SHOW which broadcasts on Falls Cable Access CH14 and fallscableaccess.com. I'd like to offer my unique view of the Falls as a resident and, of course, as a captain in these wind-tossed times.
We’re under sail for Patagonia and parts elsewhere. Zeke made a fine meal last night. I believe it was rabbit stew. We’re satisfied, well rested and in good spirits.
It would’ve been tempting to stay in port a while longer but I get restless for adventure on the open sea. Eventually, we’ll be sailing into a new episode of The Show, but we can’t proceed until we acquire fresh material: new experiences to draw on, a cornucopia of salient drama and entertainment for you - the viewer.
I’m presently at the wheel tacking into the wind with my trusty dachshund and cue card holder, Iggy, at my side. Nope, strike that, it’s just a coil of rope. Anyway, we’re tacking into the wind. It’s important to be alert and attentive as you never know…
Earl! Get over here! Go find Iggy and if you see Zeke, ask him where he got that rabbit for dinner last night!
Alright now, tacking into the wind is one of your tougher maneuvers. You’re actually going against the wind by catching it and angling into it, turning and going back but always slightly into the wind. I like to think of it as sailing Kung Fu: having the advantage by using your opponent’s energy against them. We have nothing against the wind, per se.
Where’s that dachshund!
As I was saying there are many opportunities to let the wind push you along. It’s when you have to go around the wind that you find your mettle. Much may come your way in life unwarranted, but you can’t have a show unless you chase it down, against the wind if necessary. Even if you're wondering what you had for dinner and are getting nauseous.
Smooth sailing and best regards,