Today author Ron Rash visited Byrnes High School and spoke with students in the media center. Ron is the author of three of my favorite novels – One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight. He has also published several books of poetry and short stories. Ron lives in Clemson … Continue reading A Day with Ron Rash
This week our district played host to the SACS-CASI Quality Assurance Review Team. I have been through several SACS accreditation visits, both at the local school level and at the district level, and this is something that is always a pain in the posterior. It’s never fun. First, there’s the paperwork – mountains of it. … Continue reading Jumping through Hoops
Via the blog Free Geography Tools, I’ve learned about one of the coolest new applications to take advantage of the Google Maps/Earth interface. The service is called “Hey! What’s That?” and it allows users to create panoramas from any point on Earth. Think of it this way… You’re up on the Blue Ridge Parkway and … Continue reading Hey! What’s That?
One of the problems with native KML support in Flickr is that it only displays the last 20 geotagged images from the specified search criteria. If you want a more inclusive display of Flickr geotagged images, you need to use something like Metaltoad, Flyr or Loc.alize.us. Flyr gives you better granularity of control for searches … Continue reading Super Geotagged
Twenty years ago today Laura agreed (probably against her better judgment) to marry me. To celebrate the anniversary of our engagement, we decided to keep it fairly simple and do a dinner and a movie out. We wanted to catch Leatherheads before it left the big screen, and with my busy concert schedule it was … Continue reading An Anniversary Dinner & Movie
I had tons of work I needed to do around the house – cut grass, vacuum the floors, and blow the pollen off the decks and driveway. Instead, I loaded up my bike and drove up to the northern end of the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Travelers Rest. The Swamp Rabbit Trail is part of … Continue reading Chasing the Swamp Rabbit
I got home from the SCETV workshops in Columbia to find a nice surprise waiting for me – a check for the use of one of my photographs in an advertising campaign. A couple of months ago I was contacted about using one of my photos from my Scenes from I-85 set as part of … Continue reading Photo Published
Today was a jam-packed day. I had three sessions back to back, then it was time to drive home. There was one last session on basic Google Earth, then two on Geotagging. Yesterday during the late afternoon I had drive around Columbia snapping pictures so that I would have some shots for tagging. The first … Continue reading SCETV Day 3 – Reflections on Censorship
Discovery Education is playing a large role in this week’s workshops sponsored by SCETV. After all, through their partnership with SCETV, all schools in the state have access to on-demand video via StreamlineSC. This evening I joined a large group of local educators who are part of the Discovery Education Network for dinner and discussion. … Continue reading 2 Much 2.0?
I don’t get it. Columbia seems to have an unusual number of establishments where you can eat chicken, especially wings. Yet the USC mascot is the Gamecock. Isn’t that a bit cannibalistic?? I mean, it would kind of be like Maryland (Terrapins) having lots of eateries that feature turtle stew. Perhaps it’s a chauvinistic thing. … Continue reading Gamecocks and Chickens