More work from (one of) my very talented sister(s), shot this September in Indian Arm, British Columbia.Read more "Retreat Photos"
Friends of mine, Ian MacKenzie and Sean Aiken, have put their lack of direction to good use – and a good cause – with their One Week Job project. One Week Job: The Documentary from Ian MacKenzie on Vimeo. “Instead of take the first job that came along, he found a unique way of figuring […]Read more "One Week Job"
After a busy weekend I finally have a minute to share an experience with the sheer logistical aid offered by social networks – chiefly blogs and Twitter – during one student’s journey in writing her eminent person speech on Margret Rey, author of the Curious George books. During our conference last week concerning her plans […]Read more "If a student asks a question in a classroom, how many people hear it?"
This year I have been entering the classroom-blogosphere alongside Paul Aitken, who as a district middle school humanities teacher had a hand in bringing along a few of the students who found their way into the high school gifted program I teach. Through Twitter, our blogs, and even – occaisionally, when nothing else will seem […]Read more "Two Coquitlam Teachers: Sixty Blogs"
Time and again I have confirmed my assumptions that asking kindly generally grants one access to opportunities normally beyond their reach. Stating my intentions clearly, and declaring myself a passionate and self-directed person, I have found repeatedly that people are willing to help out if the request is framed appropriately. An example: A few years […]Read more "Access and Interviews (a story & some tips)"
Indian Arm, BC – Good place for a Monday afternoon on 12seconds.tv Heading to work Monday, aboard the Ocean Discovery en route to Camp Jubilee in Indian Arm, British Columbia.Read more ""No wrist strap on the iPhone!""
I’ve finally gotten around to uploading a few pictures from the Jackson Family’s Aborted Mission to Conquer the West Coast Trail. As our trip only lasted four days before being so rudely interrupted by the rapid expansion of volatile gasses, and was spent traversing the inland kilometers north of Port Renfrew, these are not the Greatest […]Read more "West Coast Trail Pictures on Flickr"
As a means of solidifying many photographs and words written long ago (2002), I will be posting subsequent chapters to this initial endeavor here. The summer I graduated from University, my younger sister and I worked at a Boy Scout summer camp in the Ozark Mountains, where I had interned the previous year. With the […]Read more "The Long Way Home"
Last week I received an early-morning phone call informing me that a friend of a friend had passed away over the weekend along the lengths of the Yellowhead Highway’s western flank, in Smithers, BC. Weary of the drive through the Fraser’s canyon and the sheer distance involved in traversing the province’s northern shoulder – some two thousand kilometers in all – […]Read more "Canada Day & Our Country's Parks"