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“Judge a tree from its fruit, not from its leaves.”

– Euripides, Greek playwright


“I don’t know,” she replied. “I no longer have a projector to watch the films.”

I had been asking my cousin, Martha, about an old Super 8 movie she and her husband had shot at our family farm when I was a kid. I remembered being about 12 at the time. Martha was sure she still had the old film but explained there were dozens of films stored away in her attic, but without a projector, she had no way of isolating the specific film in question.

“Why don’t you send them all to me,” I suggested, “And I’ll convert them to DVD.”

I had no idea how I would do it, but it sounded like a fair trade...

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