Thursday, November 27, 2008


Have a great Turkey day everyone!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Here I come Thanksgiving Break!

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

Yesterday Mr. Zanger (grade school principal at Payson Seymour Grade School) and myself visited and Ecovillage that goes by the name of Dancing Rabbit. It was an unbelievable learning experience! It sure opens your eyes. It is located a little way outside of Rutledge, Missouri. My tour guide, BJ, did a great job and had answers to all of my questions. Take a look at my picutres.

Take a look at their site.


I went to the IETC (Illinois Educators Technology Conference) this past Thursday and Friday. Other than worrying about my wife while I was there I had a great time. Mr. Page and I presented on Friday during the last session. It was not the best time slot but we had an active crowd of 15 and we had a blast sharing our knowledge about Senteo Clickers. I think for being the first time presenting together we worked well together. We had a script but we both kind of fed off each other and added to each others parts. I would love to do workshops and seminars throughout the year especially during the summer.

We were disappointed with the general seminars but the luncheon speakers were exceptional. I actually got to see Vicki Davis speak. I subscribe to her blog "Cool Cat Teacher Blog". So overall a great time and I did learn some things and meet some incredible people.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Exciting time at the hospital.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Snow and football...good combo!

Monday, November 10, 2008

And It Begins

The cold weather kind of snuck up on me this year. I have been so busy lately that I haven't had time to "smell the roses". As I look out the window today I see the end of another growing season. In a two day period the beautiful trees that were just outside my school windows have been reduced to barren land-like trees. We have been so lucky with the weather so far that when the November-like weather did hit I think it took us all by suprise. The November clouds have rolled in and have covered us in that familiar early holiday feel. I can practically smell the pumpkin pie when I look out at the leafless trees and dying grass. I hope that you are not getting the wrong impression. I love this time of year. Walks outside are one of my favorite things to do this time of year. The smell of decaying leaves is heavenly to me. It reminds me of growing up and playing outside in the fall. In a couple of weeks Thanksgiving will be here and the holiday season will be in full swing. Don't get so busy that you forget to enjoy the small things like watching a holiday show with your kids, cooking with your kids, reading a book with your kids, having a good talk with your wife with a cup of coffee, and laughing as silly things with your family. These are the things that make life worth living.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I voted this morning at 6 am. I thought I would be there early enough that I would not have to wait. Wrong! I think there were ten, or so, people in front of me to get into the door. It is an easy process but I did not think that the people that were working the polls were overly friendly. I about got my head taken off for trying to borrow one of their pens. Anyway, it was pretty painless and I am glad I voted. It does concern me a little that I am not the most knowledgable person when it comes to politics. I knew for certain how I was going to vote for President and for a couple of other issues but some offices I had no idea on. I guess as long as I voted for what I wanted as far as President and the issues that concerned me I did the best I could. I can't wait to see the results. I have to say that this is the first Presidential race that I have even been remotely interested in. Here's hoping for a great four years either way!

Saturday, November 1, 2008