Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pics from My Past

Helen sent me some photos of my life in Micronesia.

Here I am showing some affection (or giving a headlock) to my dog, TC in front of my Pohnpeian home:

I appear to be troubled by the geographical pornography on the island of Kosrae, don't I?

Thanks, Helen!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving in Michigan

This afternoon I flew back to Baltimore from Michigan where I spent Thanksgiving.

As we were winging across the Great Lakes, I snapped some shots of Lake Michigan.

Here is Lake Michigan again.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Is This Normal?

Why is the Federal Reserve Bank for lease? Is this part of the economic downturn?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pearl in the Jungle

As I go through my humdrum life, there is a musical that I wrote being performed on the other side of the world! Well, I just wrote the songs, not the whole show. I wrote it in Singapore last summer; it's a children's show and Singapore is where it is debuting. Here's the poster:

I hope it's a good production because I really get a kick out of some of those songs!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Work, work, work

My work office is on the fourth floor. This is the view down the stairwell:

Sitting at the desk by my office:

I love my view of downtown Baltimore and Johns Hopkins Hospital!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Year of Blog Hits

My blog hit map got reset, so all the dots disappeared.

This past year I enjoyed watching all of you being reduced to little red dots.

A big shout out to whoever you are in the middle of Russia and the wastelands of Australia. And hey, Mr. Southern-tip-of-South-America? You rock!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Autumn Leaves

It is the time of the year when when both the wise and the bird-brained take off and head for warmer weather, and yet I remain here in the cold, bleak, autumn world. Profound, huh?

So here are some leaf pictures taken from the forest behind my house.

The Herring Run River. Okay, maybe I missed the peak color time.

In the woods, I also stumbled upon this tombstone for a four-year-old boy who died in 1903. Creepy ... that's right behind my house!

A path through the woods.

More paths though the woods. Blah, blah, blah.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

In-Town Vacation

We took a little "in-town" vacation yesterday, since it was such a nice day.

We started out with breakfast at the new restaurant in our neighborhood, Clementine. We went to the movie Happy Go Lucky next. Then we went to the Greek festival to watch dances and pig-out on some delishes dishes. After that we went thrift store treasure hunting before heading home for curry and Graham Norton.

There was a Norwegian ship in port.

The Norwegian vessel again.

We encountered a beauty parlor with a strange affection for clarified butter.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

In the Dark

After lunch today, I walked into my classroom to find the lights off and the shades drawn.

A student explained to me that someone had passed out. They brought her into my classroom and thought she should be in the dark.

Another student responded, saying "If she passed out, she was already in the dark!"

Sunday, November 02, 2008

This Year's Halloween Count

Only 15 trick-or-treaters this year.