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Cobb County School District, I Am Ashamed of Your Choice

I am an educator who was proud to have served for decades as both a teacher and an administrator in the Cobb County School District. I served your mission, your board of education, and multiple CCSD school communities with loyalty, dedication to educational excellence, and the hard work those duties require. I was proud to work among the finest and… Continue reading

Hiking the Tam

Making a Fog Timelapse We went hiking on Mount Tamalpais this past weekend, twice, actually: both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was especially interesting because we had intense fog (the marine layer) down below us and an overcast sky above us. The motion of the clouds and fog was fantastic. Having anticipated this, I had brought a tripod to shoot a… Continue reading

Born on Third Base

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.” — Coach Barry Switzer Completely Out of Touch I often marvel at how out of touch I am (and have generally been all of my life) with contemporary culture, and I literally know nothing about sports. If asked to correctly identify what sport each… Continue reading

Arm Teachers? – An Educator Speaks Out

A Little Background Setup I spent my professional life as an educator and an education consultant in public, private, parochial, military and embassy schools around the USA and the world. I would like to believe that I touched the lives of many, many people in positive ways that empowered them. I worked in public schools that diligently served immensely challenged… Continue reading

ScatMat — Best Invention Ever!

I rarely do product reviews, but, for the ScatMat, I feel a genuine need to extoll the product’s virtues.1 Waldo is cute. He’s adorable. He is friendly and lovable. But, he is also the most stubborn animal I’ve ever encountered. E.V.E.R! We will not tolerate an animal atop our food preparation and serving areas. Those cute little feet paw around… Continue reading

Occupied (Norwegian TV Series and beyond…)

TV Series If you haven’t watched Occupied (Season one is on Netflix.), you are missing a great Norwegian TV series! In the storyline, Norway has invented an abundant, clean, renewable energy source they are willing to share freely with the world. So, as responsible world citizens, they stopped their oil production. Russia, determined to have the European Union dependent on… Continue reading

My First New Zealand Video Short

The sheer beauty of New Zealand is staggering. This New Zealand Video Short project presents two areas of that country: the Waimangu Volcanic Valley on the North Island, and Milford Sound, from Glenorchy to the Tasman Sea, on the South Island. Waimangu Volcanic Valley New Zealand Map On July 2, 2017, we hiked down the Volcanic Valley shooting photos and… Continue reading

Do You Really Want This?

I sincerely ask this question because this is the road we are rapidly traveling down. And the destination will be an America none of us will recognize at all. So, if we don’t want to live like this in the very near future, we have to do something about it now. Specifically, let’s talk about just 2 things for now:… Continue reading

Flush: Singularly Special and Pretentiously Precocious

I know that every “parent” thinks their beast is singularly special and pretentiously precocious—just like their children. I get that. But… Waldo, our beast, well… He really is. [wink] Most cats don’t like water. They do, however, like drinking from a fountain of moving water. We have learned that Waldo isn’t exactly like most cats. He’s at a stage in… Continue reading