Growing up, my family frequently vacationed in western North Carolina. And whenever we traveled to Asheville, NC, one of my favorite summertime activities was to get to ride on the … Continue Reading Blue Ridge Parkway – Day 1
Fortunately I didn’t have to wait long as I had a trip planned to Amsterdam for that October. The day before I left, I took a photo of the prints … Continue Reading In Search of a Building in Hoorn – Part 2
I’m off to Amsterdam for the 25th time to teach my course. And for anyone who has visited a city this many times knows, it gets more difficult each time … Continue Reading In Search of a Building in Hoorn – Part 1
In our second year–the first full year of teaching–the course took off in popularity as we taught nine separate times. Five of these courses were in Europe and I remember … Continue Reading How I Got Started Teaching – 401 (prerequisite 301)
A few years later, the British gentleman I had lectured for asked me to present at two more national meetings, one in New Jersey and one in Puerto Rico. The … Continue Reading How I Got Started Teaching – 301 (prerequisite 201)
My association with the British gentleman teaching as a part of his course led to several more lectures over the next two years along with a second trip to Amsterdam. … Continue Reading How I Got Started Teaching – 201 (prerequisite 101)
As I think about the many years I have been teaching professional development courses, I wonder if the desire to teach is hidden in my family’s genes. For it was … Continue Reading How I Got Started Teaching – 101
If asked, most people would say they hate Mondays for a variety of different reasons. For many, the dread of another Monday means the end of a fun weekend and … Continue Reading I Don’t Hate Mondays
Not long after this (see previous post: A Stable of Cars?), our youngest son moved to an apartment where he had an extra parking spot so he offered to “borrow” … Continue Reading A Stable of Cars!
Sales figures and the Guinness Book of World Records support me when I say that the Mazda Miata has been the most successful two-seater sports car in history. For me, … Continue Reading A Stable of Cars?
It was this Black Grand Prix that I had when I got married in December 1979. And to save money, sometime after we were married, it became our only car … Continue Reading Cars, Cars, Cars
Having a freshly minted driver’s license with only a single car in the drive way was not a happy thought for a sixteen year old. I knew I had to … Continue Reading Cars, Cars
Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I love cars. But even if you have only read my posts here, you know from my series on Miniature Models that … Continue Reading Cars
It is March Madness, which for many college basketball fans is March Magic with all of the fun and excitement during the tournament. But this post is about another kind … Continue Reading Magic!
Having grown comfortable with having toy models as an adult, I decided it was time to revisit my love of railroads. When our oldest kids were in high school and … Continue Reading Miniature Models – Part 3
My fondness for models went into hibernation during college and graduate school but towards the end of my studies, it resurfaced when I subscribed to Model Railroader magazine. My love … Continue Reading Miniature Models – Part 2