Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 13

Education…What Education?

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I love teaching and for the most part I believe my students enjoy my class which is saying something considering I teach history.  History is one of those fickle subjects where one student can sit there and say out loud ‘that is the most interesting thing that I have ever learned’ while the student right …

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Dec 12

Something to Think About

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I used this writing prompt for my bell ringer just the other day trying to get my students to evaluate and think about their own lives and try to help them put some things into perspective, before we get to the really “important things” like content standards and standardized tests.  It ended up being a …

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Dec 11

Landscape Photography Number 23: Lower Falls Yellowstone

Number 23 of my Landscape Photography series was taken just off of Uncle Tom’s Trail in early June, it is a picture of Lower Falls.  Taking good pictures in Yellowstone is about as easy as standing next to a lake, picking up a rock and making a splash.  Beauty is all around and as long as you …

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Dec 10

Top 10 Christmas Light Displays in the United States

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Every year my wife and I like to travel around our city, Christmas music playing talking about our year, hopes, and dreams for next year, and looking at the Christmas lights that are out on display, filling our hearts with joy and fond memories of Christmas past.  Our love for Christmas and the wonderful traditions …

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Dec 09

Bearizona: Bringing Nature to You

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Bearizona is a fun wildlife experience that takes you one step further than visiting your local zoo and saves your feet the trouble of having to walk miles into the wilderness to see Arizona’s wildlife.  Bearizona is a drive-thru wildlife park located in the Grand Canyon gateway town of Williams which is about an hour …

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Dec 08

Pinterest Project: Salt Dough Fun

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Pinterest Project: Salt Dough Fun We recently started a new weekly tradition of doing a crafty project off pinterest every week with M.  There are so so so many ideas online it is often hard to narrow down what will work and what will be a bust. We decided to pick out a different project …

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Dec 07

M’s first snow day!

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We had a super fun new adventure this weekend.  A gust of winter weather blew into our town and dropped about eight inches of powdery white snow on the ground and trees.  We woke up to a beautiful white winter wonderland right in our own front yard.M has seen snow before, in fact when she …

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Dec 06

Grand Canyon Sunrise: South Rim

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I have been to the Grand Canyon 3 times in my life, but never really at sunrise.  One of my biggest goals of my most recent trip to Arizona was to see a Grand Canyon sunrise, which was not the easiest thing for my wife Karen and me to do because we were staying an hour …

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Dec 05

Were Back!

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Wow I cannot believe it has been that long since we last posted.  It started with going on vacation in October and when we got back it was hard to get motivated to post despite the fact that October was one of our highest visited months ever.  Then just when were about to get back …

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