Well, the first lecture is in the can, as it were. I recorded it, I transferred it to my computer, I spliced the two parts, since for some reason the camcorder recorded it in two files, and I snipped the beginning and end off so that you do not see me creeping around turning the camcorder on and off. It runs a tad more than 45 minutes. The twitches and tics are godawful, but you will simply have to adopt the Christian view that I am one of God's children. The sound, thanks to the lavalier mic, is very clear indeed. As for the content, I leave that to others to judge. I shall post it on YouTube early in the week of January 11th. Now I must begin preparing the second lecture. No rest for the weary.
I found the experience a trifle unnerving. Lecturing to nobody, with not even so much as a smile or a frown as response, is very weird.