Sunday, March 22, 2009

Carolyn Schwager


Carolyn & John Schwager


Carolyn Schwager   

(May 17, 1918 - February 24, 2009)

Carolyn Schwager was the kindest, most generous, positive person I have ever met.

I will never forget her enthusiasm for life and her funny laugh.

I first met Carolyn at Eagle Crest about 20 years ago. I will never forget how much energy she always had, her zest for life.

I remember her playing tennis and golf and skiing and riding her bicycle and her big smile.

I never saw Carolyn without a big smile, in twenty years.

She always went out of her way to help others. I remember she was always a wonderful host who would offer me a sandwich or crackers with a glass of milk or wine.

Carolyn and John were real role models for me. Their love for each other was inspirational to me.

I watched how Carolyn would take care of John and John would take care of her.

They really changed my life forever.

I will always be grateful for their friendship and warmth.

Ihave a hundred great memories, if not a thousand, with Carolyn and John.

She always would surprise me. She had so much energy. So much joy. She was a person I will miss terribly and will remember as a great person.

I remember how nice and kind Carolyn was with my children. She had a terrific sense of humor and always saw the best in people.

Carolyn Schwager always told me stories about how she knew John from way back and how he would always walk out of his way to go by her house. I think they've always had a crush on each other.

Thank you Lord for allowing me the priviledge to have known Carolyn. I am eternally grateful.

RJ McHatton


After I heard about Carolyn's passing, I called over to John Schwager's home and set up an appointment to see him.  It has been a couple of years since I have seen John.  I feel terrible that I have let so much time go by.  Well I went over to John's home and spend some time with him.  He is doing great.  His is 98 years old now and he still has the strongest handshake I ever saw.  I plan to make it a habit to stop by and see John on a consistent basis.  He is a real friend, someone who alway went out of his way to be my friend and to help others.  He is a true role model of the type of person I aspire to be.    


Sekou Page - Entirenet / Microsoft OCS Labcast

     Sekou Page

We just completed the shooting phase of the new Labcast video production for Entirenet /Microsoft.   It was another snowy day as we started shooting at our green screen studio in Redmond, Washington.  Our client, Entirenet, does a lot of educational training projects for Microsoft, including the new web-based video labcasts.  We have worked on several of these projects over the past year.  This time our guest speaker and instructor was Sekou Page from Santa Monica, CA.  Sekou did a fine job in leading the labcast training classes.  We shot him on the green screen so we could put a quality computer generated logo behind him when we do the editing.  

Bert Gregory -- "CEOs of Seattle" documentary

              Bert Gregory of Mithun

It was a little rainy that morning in downtown Seattle.  I drove down onto the waterfront and parked under the Alaskan Viaduct.    I had an appointment with Bert Gregory of Mithun.  Their offices are located right on the Pier on the waterfront.   Immediately I noticed the great architecture inside the offices, with very tall open ceilings.  I was there to interview Bert for my documentary, "CEOs of Seattle."  Mithun is one of the leading architecture firms in the nation focusing on the concepts predominantly known today as "GREEN" or sustainability.    The interview was a bit unusual because all the architects and employees in the office worked in one giant open room.  There were no private offices or conference rooms to shoot the interview.  So we set up a spot right in the middle of the room and did the interview.  Bert did a super job in the interview.  I learned a lot about his leadership philosophies and management style.  You can learn more about Bert and Mithun at  

Kelly Noonan - CEO of Seattle Documentary