Category Archives: Vblogging

This is what I look like when I juggle Part 2


Back in July, my juggling teammate Steve Birmingham and I paid real money to a disappointing video guy to record us doing some of our better tricks. Due to disastrous framing instincts and an apparent spasm in his focus hand, much of the raw material this guy shot that wasn’t…

This is what I look like when I juggle


Some of you may not know that I have been juggling since I was 12 years old. Still more of you may not know that next summer I will be competing in the International Jugglers’ Association world team championships at the tender age of 44 (roughly twice the age of…

Leif in the Minneapolis Skyway video


This video is actually old news, but I’m belatedly posting it here to alert certain key visitors that I don’t look half bad on camera. It was produced a year ago as a promo piece for Architecture Minnesota magazine’s Videotect competition “Exploring the Built Environment”, the subject being the skyways…

Juggling festival video


Did you know that I juggle? Yep. Since I was 12 years old. Related, I did not first kiss a girl until much later than the average guy. Last week I went to the International Jugglers’ Association annual festival for the first time in a decade. While I was there…

The most important travel safety video you’ll ever watch


Pretty self-explanatory. If you can’t see the video or if YouTube is blocking it in your country, try here.

The 1989 Romanian Revolution


During my (fleeting) downtime in Timisoara, I went around the city making a spectacle of myself for the locals while shooting my (abridged) retelling of the events of the 1989 Revolution. Check it.

An oasis of peace and quiet in Bucharest


Bucharest has precious few, outdoor, calm retreats from the frantic drivers and crowded sidewalks. Here’s one, with atmosphere to boot.

Soroca Fortress – Moldova


It wasn’t an easy drive, but me and a merry band of Moldovans road-tripped up to Soroca last week and I took some gripping video.

The Legend of Magnetic Hill – Orhei, Moldova


Using my faithful Dacia Logan, I test the magnetic properties of a notorious hill in central Moldova. There’s really not much more to add. You gotta see it to believe it. I heartily recommend World Nomads travel insurance

The Minneapolis Skyway: A Love Story


Anyone who’s every spoken to me for more than seven minutes knows that I reap the same warm, comforting feelings from the Minneapolis Skyway system as most people would experience on a quiet, tropical beach. Moving into a Skyway-connected building instantly transformed my outlook on Minnesota winters – in that…