The southeast is known for many things: the southern accent, friendliness, conservative values, etc.
The pacific coast is known for many things: the climate, the scenery, liberal values, etc.
Do you know what I’m finding to be the starkest contrast in my move back to the southeast? People’s attitudes about change.
In California everyone was all about change, being the… Continue reading
Serving a community through public education is a difficult and demanding task. Public school teachers get blamed for everything. Little of what they are blamed for is actually within their sphere of influence, let alone control.
But, arguably, the hardest job in the school has to be that of the public school principal. I know. I was a public school… Continue reading
Maybe because I grew up at sea level in flat country Florida, I just love experiencing big sky.
I just wanted to celebrate this wide angle shot of Sedona, from the airport mesa vortex. It captures just a hint of the big sky in this gorgeous place.… Continue reading
When I was a child, Panama City Beach was a really fun tourist trap. Not much public beach was left in the tourist area.
Destin, however, was nothing but public beaches with the rare, tiny house or two in one small area. Miles and miles of unspoiled, public beaches, as far as you could see. Gorgeous! I remember those days… Continue reading
Subtitle: Am I just that much of a jerk in my old age?
Californians got a startling late-night introduction to a statewide emergency alert system when their cell phones began buzzing, blaring and flashing with the news that San Diego County siblings had been kidnapped.
For many, it was the first time they knew about an all-but-hidden feature on their… Continue reading
My grandfather and father both used the expression “horse sense*” as in, “It doesn’t make horse sense.” In other words, even the brain of a horse could figure this out. The following things don’t make horse sense to me.
1. That in the United States of American an adult can be clearly and emphatically told by the police not to… Continue reading
I vividly remember, as a very young child, my father pulling into a gas station. I recall exactly where it was. Nothing exists there now. In fact, it’s been paved over and is now a major road intersection. But then, it was a gas station with dirt parking, no pavement, anywhere.
It was hot. (Florida generally is.) The car windows… Continue reading
I’ve mentioned before that I really like the @KitCam and @PhotoForge2 iPhone apps. This first photo of the Golden Gate Bridge is another example of what they can do. The remainder of the photos were just shot with KitCam, my Instagram replacement choice. I really like these iOS apps! (Clicking any image opens a larger view of the photo.)
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I was very excited to finally be getting the piano on which I practiced as a child. It left Florida at the beginning of October and has been winging its way to Sausalito ever since. It was delivered today. Well, maybe, kinda, sorta.
I stressed to the company that our street was exceedingly steep. I told them about how the… Continue reading
The last couple of weeks have been, well… intense.
I traveled to Florida to visit my mother. I was there for one day when Steve called with unspeakable pain from the worst sciatica flare up (while actually doing physical therapy for the sciatica) to date. He couldn’t stand, sit, move, be still. He could barely talk or think through next… Continue reading