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TV Worth Watching: All Creatures Great and Small (BBC) 1978-1990

December 22nd, 2013 No comments

TV Worth Watching is a new series highlighting my favorite television viewing. I am a big fan of UK television, so you are sure to see many UK shows and movies featured here. — Douglas

All Creatures Great and Small

We recently subscribed to Netflix for the first time and one way we tend to use it is to re-visit older series that we have enjoyed in the past. One such series is All Creature Great and Small which aired on the BBC from 1978-1990.  The show is a dramatization of the original stories by James Herriot in the book of the same name and its sequels.

All creatures

The gentleness of the the stories and characters has always attracted us to the show as well as the original books and I would highly recommend you check out the series either via Netflix or versions found on YouTube.

Description from

“James Herriot is a vet in Yorkshire, England, during the 1940′s. He is assigned to the practice of Siegfried Farnon, who (together with his mischievous brother Tristan) already have a successful business. James undergoes a variety of adventures during his work, which are just as often caused by the characters of the county (including the Farnon brothers) as the animals in his care.”


All Creatures Great & Small S1E1 Horse Sense

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Previously on TV Worth Watching…

Photos of Christmas Past – 2010

December 22nd, 2013 No comments

Christmas ornaments

Christmas Tree

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All About Douglas – Choose what you want to see and hear from me in 2014!

December 22nd, 2013 No comments

Post it note 2014

I have a lot of interests, as most of you already know. Therefore, I have a lot of different blogs, events,  and groups in my portfolio of online engagements. I also try to make myself available wherever people want to converse. This means that each of my interests usually has multiple presences on the Internet.

Here is a list of almost all of the ways you can talk with me and learn about what is happening in my life and work. You don’t need to, nor should you, try to subscribe to all of them. That would only lead to you seeing multiple copies of the same information. Rather, pick and choose whatever ways you would like to consume my “content.” If you are a heavy Facbeook user, you might want to join my pages there. Is Google+ catching your fancy? I have a home over there, too. Maybe email is your thing? No problem, almost all of my content can be emailed directly to your Inbox.

My goal is to make my content available in whatever way makes the most sense to you. It also means you can contact me and converse with me on your favorite online services. This list is also broken down by interest. If you want to see everything I post and share, the first section is where you can find it. This will contain information from all my areas of interest including events, careers, gardening, technology and my organizations.

Maybe, though, you are only interested in my gardening information. You can narrow your reading to my gardening blog or Facebook page. The same applies for careers, technology and my organizations. Select whatever is most interesting, and valuable, to you.

Thank you for supporting me, my blogs and podcasts and my organization over the years! I look forward to talking with you — and sharing more with you — in 2013.  


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Audio: Silent Night – Voice and Guitar – from 2007 – Merry Christmas to all!

December 19th, 2013 No comments

I came across this recording I did in 2007 as a podcast Christmas Card. I had forgotten all about it until it resurfaced thanks for the Timehop app on my iPhone.

Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope you enjoy the song!

Nativity scene

Listen to Silent Night – Voice and Guitar – Douglas E. Welch

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Photo: Santa on the tree via Instagram

December 18th, 2013 No comments

Holiday party at friend's house

See all my pictures on Flickr

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Gift Guide 2013: Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

December 17th, 2013 No comments

Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

With interests in both art and business, it seems only natural to combine them in my mind. “Art & Fear” addresses the all-to-common issues with creating art and I believe there are a lot of parallels to any career. Most art is about overcoming fear and it is the same with your career. You need to work through the fear in order to create something wonderful, not matter what you do.

“This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially—statistically speaking—there aren’t any people like that. Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes this intimately human activity to a strangely unreachable and unknowable place. For all practical purposes making art can be examined in great detail without ever getting entangled in the very remote problems of genius. –from the Introduction


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Photo: Presepe from Caltigirone, Sicily via Instagram

December 17th, 2013 No comments

Prespe from Caltigirone, Sicily #christmas #italy

View all my photos on my Flickr account

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Photo: Off to the Magic Castle for the evening

December 16th, 2013 No comments

Not often we get dressed up to go out, but the Magic Castle has a dress code, so we had to clean up to see our friend, Arthur Benjamin perform his Mathemagic show in the Peller Theater. We caught a couple of closeup magic acts and some bar magic with Doc Eason, too!

You might have see Art in his TED Talks, too!

Off to the Magic Castle

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Event: Free group guitar lessons at Guitar Center – Dec 27, 28, 29

December 16th, 2013 No comments

Free guitar lessons

Many budding musicians will receive their first guitar this year. To ensure these players learn proper technique and stay inspired to continue on their musical journey, Guitar Center is proudly offering a series of free in-store guitar lessons. We’ll present an hour-long class for beginning guitarists, demonstrating introductory skills such as proper playing position, tuning, basic strumming, chords and how to care for your instrument.


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Gift Guide 2013: Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Kit

December 16th, 2013 No comments

Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Kit — Includes Raspberry Pi Board + 11 Essential Accessories

 I have been seeing so many cool, DIY, computing projects using the RaspberryPi and I am itching to get my own for s few projects around the house and home office here. This small, general use, programmable system is really only limited by your imagination.

From the RaspberryPi web site…

“The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.”

Here are some great projects I have seen for the RaspberryPi recently…

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