A visit to the Dragon Cave in West Hills (near Kunming) provides some interesting re-enactment of one's life, as viewed by Chinese tradition. What's the message? Hard work is key to success but you n... [more]
This is a private museum in the heart of the business district. The collection includes tomb figurines, white and blue porcelain, jade, Buddhist statues. All are exquisite items in a Beautiful setting... [more]
This was my first vacation in over ten years! My girlfriend and I went to Italy and spent a couple of days in Rome, Florence, and Venice. Rome has the best food, and features the ruins of the Roman Em... [more]
It was a cloudy day in 2015. My fidgety 12 year old mind was all over the place. I was so oblivious as to what was about to happen. I was so innocent, not knowing that in the next couple of hours, the... [more]
Happiness, true happiness, is a inner quality. It is a state of mind. I hope throughout this reading everyone feels a little inspired. Inner peace. Though life gets rough and tough at times and you ma... [more]
So, I had this old Dell PC sitting around, but it was a pretty basic machine at the time when I bought it a few years ago. Instead of buying another PC, I decided to crack this sucker open and upgrade... [more]
My first year teaching in Chicago Public Schools was the year they went on Strike (the first week of school!). It was quite the experience and in the end, we got a site down and an agreement.
It was ... [more]
We finally decided to get rid of the carpet (dogs made a mess of it anyway!) and went with something called "Vinyl Planking". It looks just like wood, but is cheaper and much easier to maintain and cl... [more]
I decided that the area around my classroom door was in need of something. I visited the art department and the students decided to take on a semester long project of building a few murals from scratc... [more]
My nephews decided to sign up for Karate lessons and I had a great time going to see them in action! I trained in Tang Su Do for 12 years in my youth and know that it played a very strong role in defi... [more]
My wife graduated in 2016 from Texas A&M University with a Masters in Education. I was so proud of her and was practicing taking pictures with my new SLR camera (which I didn't do a great job with, I ... [more]
We took a group of students from Temple High School on the most amazing trip of their lives... the Galapogos! This wasn't just a vacation, they came to learn about the islands, evolution, conservation... [more]
We love miniature dachshunds - to the point of being absolutely obsessed! We currently have 2 dachshunds, Abby at the age of 14 and Lola at the age of 4.
We sadly lost our dear Willy (16 year old) on... [more]
I was a science teacher in Utah and had the most amazing classroom a teacher could ask for. There was a great painting on the wall when I first came and I insisted that it stay! Out of all of the clas... [more]
My mom had a friend that was cleaning out her house before a big move and she found an Apple II all boxed up in perfect working condition! She gave it to me and I got it all setup.
I haven't used thi... [more]
We usually take a few days after Christmas and head down to the beach when the hotels are cheap. We had a great time! The biggest reason we go is for the seafood.. but sleeping in late without having ... [more]