• Creativity,  Roque's Weekly Review

    Roque’s Weekly Review for 10/16/19

    I am deep into my hectic fall semester at school. Not only am I on the crew for several film other projects, but I am also directing my own film. Hunting down and confirming locations, reserving equipment, finding talent, making sure all of the crew is on the same page, and any number of details are what I have to contend with. Thankfully, my plate is full. This coming Sunday, October, 20, I am filming a big scene for my project. It is a rally and counter protest involving as many extras as I can gather. Here are the details: If you live in the Murfreesboro and Nashville areas, come…

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    Roque’s Weekly Review for 09/04/19

    Hello Everyone! I have had quite a full week of activities with birthday celebrations, a small film shoot in the woods last Monday, and a fun Labor Day pool party. Here is a photo of the BEAUTIFUL birthday cake my family got for me last weekend: Yeah, my family calls me “Don”. It’s complicated. This week, work gets underway for my big film project this fall semester. I am recruiting crew members and talent for a mockumentary that I have been mulling over for a while in my head. More on that later. I’ll also be part of the crew for other film projects currently in development. In addition to…

  • Creativity,  Piano

    Roque’s Weekly Review for 7/10/19

    Another week has passed through this warm and misty summer we’ve been having here in middle Tennessee. I go for long walks in our hollow. I read books and cuddle with my cat whenever possible. We do not have the sounds of cars rushing by, honking horns, and airplanes forging paths out into the sky. Instead, we have the lengthy discourse of birds, the mating calls of frogs, and the song of wind simmering through the leaves of trees. I acknowledge all of this as often as I can because I am sincerely grateful for this music that surrounds me. Speaking of music, I’ve spent the last few days making…

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    Roque’s Weekly Review for 7/3/19

    Welcome to another weekly review!! Here in middle Tennessee, summer is in full swing. There’s sweltering heat, long days when the sun rises earlier and sets later, when you cannot seem to drink enough fluids to stay hydrated, and cannot shed enough clothing to stay cool. Summer is a big time for me to be outdoors. I go for walks out on my half-mile long driveway and along our creek and spend lots of time on our deck taking in the sights and sounds of our woodland view. This week, I wanted to feature one of the biggest activities of mine during warm weather. I love to ride my bicycle.…

  • Creativity,  Photography,  Roque's Weekly Review

    Roque’s Weekly Review for 6/19/2019

    I have had a lot to do since last week’s review. My summer is just flying by. I spent a few days in the Nashville area helping my mom with her big annual yard sale. We sold a bunch of stuff and donated a ton of items to Goodwill. It actually felt great to get rid of so much. Many items found good new homes, and my mom had less stuff to deal with. This week I wanted to showcase more photography. I live out in the country of middle Tennessee, and commonly seen around these parts are barns. Yes, barns. They are large and imposing structures that look like…

  • Creativity,  Culture and Society,  Photography,  Piano,  Roque's Weekly Review

    Roque’s Weekly Review for 6/5/2019

    These summer days are so full of light and warmth. I have been taking the time to rest my body and care for myself. I drink plenty of fluids, rest when I am tired, and make time for my cat. I have also been getting acupuncture treatments to help with sinus, allergy, and congestion problems. I want my body to feel rejuvenated. I also have a good bit of creative work this summer with my photography, film editing, art, and lots of music on my piano, cello, and ukulele. This week, I wanted to feature a couple of works. Check out something old and something new . . . Featured…

  • Creativity,  Reading Will Save the World,  Roque's Weekly Review

    Roque’s Weekly Review for 05/29/2019

    I am currently on my summer break. For a while, I had planned to take a couple of summer classes, but I decided to give myself some time off instead. My upcoming fall semester will be my last semester as an undergraduate, and I’ll just do all of my work then. For now, the days have gotten warmer. The afternoons are longer. My cat falls asleep by my side while I read a book. It is a stark contrast to the frenetic schedule I had over the last school year. FEATURED WORK This week, I wanted to share some more of my photography from last school year. One of my…