Tuesday, February 15, 2011

PAECT Awards

Brandon was awarded the first ever PA Public Policy Advocate of the Year

My award is one of the oldest PAECT (paect.org) awards:
the Eero W Davidson Award (named for Eero W. Davidson, an instrumental PDE administrator, this award is presented for outstanding accomploishment by a member in the field of communications)

This awards comes from people who impress me each and every time I work with them.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

No Explanation necessary...

This was the temp setting in the room when I arrived in Hershey - is this a convention thing?

Friday, February 11, 2011

My Hero

This was on the Wizard hat neighbor bought for me in Disney World. Genius.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

'Nuff Said!

While doing more preparation for PETE&C we thought it might be a good idea to feed Kim's kids and break for nourishment: Ah, Breakfast Pizza!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Good Life!

Saki relaxes after only a few minutes of play - Yes, I am jealous...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I have been wanting to do this for fifteen years or so... This sign is incomplete and should have the following written under the icon: Use the toilet like the rest of the dogs (much ado concerning lead in the water pipes in many of our schools)

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Chair (Hail To The Boys)

About 15 years ago 'The Boys' gave me this chair as they ended 8th Grade @ Baldi MS. I had them sign it (look closely and you can see all 4 signatures). It has discharged it's duties faithfully, but is now dead. Hail to The Boys...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The making of a collection of stuff

Began to make a collage from all the stuff on and around my desk...more as it grows!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Haven't posted a picture of this before (I don't think). Stained glass house originally filled with live plants purchased at the Central New York Art Open and delivered to Philly by the artist.

Friday, February 4, 2011

A view to envy

The wonderfully exciting view outside my office cubby...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Time to make the Glogs...

Began my day assisting an 8th grade class with a review and creation of their Glogs for a project on explorers.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Some say I have too much stuff that I do not need - what do you think? (No, this isn't the only storage area in my office, I have to admit.)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Just Hangin' Around...

Thinking of a good picture for today and I saw this collection of Name Badges from DEN, PETE&C, etc.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Proof that I was there when the first ever Ice Throne was made on the lake!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A rare moment when Dawkins and Simba were not playing with this stuff...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A packed house...

A packed house at EduCon 2011.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ice Hole 2011

The Ice Hole 2011 (ladder not yet deployed - the 'assicles' are still in the sauna...)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ray's Throne

The throne seen here came from the ice cut out of the lake for the night's ice hole gang (know among the alumni as the 'assicles'). As the first piece came out of the lake Ray (pictured on the left) said it was a shame to just toss the ice aside...and you see the result. Janet and Ray (pictured)and Roger and Bruce did most of the work while I took pictures with Ray's camera. Later, I did NOT go into the ice hole for the first time in many years (was not feeling well). Conditions were perfect, btw.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I found this to be a bit of an oxymoron, seeing ice hanging from the sauna. I will be one of the assicles later tonight running out of there and jumping into the lake before doing it all over again.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Real (old) Telephone

Got to spend some time inside the caretaker's cabin tonight with a few others and this was in his kitchen: from the original telegraph office @ Camp Pine Knot: a 1905 model...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Morning Sky Over Caretaker's Cabin

Went out this morning in -22 degree weather to get some pictures - here's one of them: looking South over the Caretaker's Cabin ~9:45 AM (no, I was not alone - Ray and I braved the cold together).

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Scary Little Guy has arrived at Huntingdon Memorial Camp for the WInter 2011 Alumni Event and has settled into room one of the Spruce dorm.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Is this what happens when you retire?

Data Witch and I took Mitchie out for his retirement and I took his picture (or so I thought). Am I now the ghost whisperer or is he really there?

Friday, January 21, 2011

What goes on here?

You might be wondering what kind of training might take place in a facility named thusly, just use your imagination!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wizard at work!

Neighbors came home from 10 days at Disney World with granddaughters (and their parents) and brought me this souvinir...so I wore it the next day! Notice that the sign has been altered (and not by me!)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Former Office

I used to work there. Spent 8 years @ McClure teaching Helath Education - one year, when there was no place for the principal to put two of us, he and a friend built this wall on a Sunday afternoon. It's the landing between the third floor and the roof access.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

One Of My Alter Egos

DW surprised me with this purchase that arrived in today's mail (sleepy pants, as DD calls them) - it's perfect. I was once given a purple t-shirt with green writing: GRINCH

Monday, January 17, 2011

A philosophy

Just sitting around with my small camera in hand, looking for a good shot of Kim's kids and I realized what I was wearing was a great one!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

It Can Happen To You...If you spend too much time in front of a computer

After stopping at the Christiana Mall on the way to Middletown, I bought this stick-on device for holding i-devices at an angle. Someone stuck it on my head (obviously)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Deer watching...(who is watching who?)

Late in the day I went to where I thought the deer would be and was rewarded with a great look at 5 of them. As usual, I was able to get within about 15 yards for some great shots.

Friday, January 14, 2011

I made that...

Kim, (& Tracey and Traci) and I participated in the Urban Dare event in Philly(10/23/2010). At one of the stops we had to make a simple baloon character: this one was the bonus figure!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Kim thought it was a good idea to label my temporary workspace...perpendicular to my right shoulder is the green screen pictured a week ago.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Play

Dawk seems to like to be outdoors, no matter what the weather brings...and he never admits to being tired (play, play, play)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Grading (hahahaahaahaahahaaha)

So glad I do not have to do this tortuous exercise (it's called GRADING)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Another Mural

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy all the murals around, on, and near my schools?

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Almost as lucky today with Mother Nature's creatures as I was with the woodpecker: there is a cardinal in this pic that was playing hide-and-seek with me...must have known I only had my iPhone with me

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Game Time!

Are you ready for some CRIBBAGE? I gave a lesson to KA tonight - only took her 7 games to win one...

Friday, January 7, 2011


Kim E was visiting Kim A and her family and we all had brunch together. Kim E told me she had something in the car for me: It was this Gumby pin. A gift for the sake of a gift. Great to have friends! (see car was pic...)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Magic Happens Here!

Add some imagination and you too can be seen anywhere!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

DeskMat Test Taking Guide

Clymer ES TTL was working on this test taking guide as we discussed some room upgrades and I could not resist adding my two cents....so I captured a picture of it!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

ActivInspire Basic Training Session

Two on-time participants (7 eventually) for this 2.5 hour training (I played the role of the gopher...)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Inner Gumby

Went to the car wash and got my Inner Gumby on...(ultra significant as a friend gave me a Gumby pin yesterday). No, I did not make this up - you cannot plan something this significant.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A dog surveying his territory

I told Dawkins 'Up', to get him to jump over the large log on the path. He jumped up, sat down and looked around. I did not intend this day's pic to be about Dawk, but the first pic of the day was just perfect.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Posing Woodpecker (01.01.2011)

Barely onto the path (was still next to the playground, actually) I heard and saw this woodpecker and got off a few shots before it flew away. I asked it to come back so I could get a good shot and IT DID - and posed right in front of me and Dawkins, who did not chase it.