grass creek

a creek runs along the bottom of the ravine behind our house – cutting a deep gash that is often completely overgrown by grass and brush.


Me, presenting the “Identity in the Open Classroom” session for the From Courses to Dis/course: Exploring the Future of Courses online conference. I picked a topic that I’ve been thinking about, but hadn’t done much with, so it gave me a chance to pour through … Continue readingpresenting

rust and green

the valley is turning green – buds on all of the trees and bushes, and rusty brown beginning to disappear.

hey, bud.

the amur bing choke cherry tree in front of our house is finally budding. spring? hopefully.


I’m 2 weeks ahead of my pace from 2008, but I still need to pour it on to build up endurance for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

testing wp-spamfree

I’d tried WP-SpamFree before as the antispam system here, but something was wonky (I think Apache wasn’t properly serving the javascript file or something). I’ve tweaked, and updated, and it appears to be working now. Testing much?

moving day

I finally filled up my old Moleskine – after working in it for over 2 years. Time to start a fresh one, and put the old one on the shelf next to the others…

under the big top

I spent Mother’s Day volunteering to help with the Shrine Circus as a Marshal – sitting next to an emergency exit to make sure it’s safe to run the show.

batman enjoying the show

Evan watches the circus, enjoying the clowns and acrobats. The Batman facepaint was probably his favourite part of the circus – didn’t want to wash it off before bed.