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Teaching, post-Teaching

Teaching, post-Teaching

Teaching has woven it’s way through my career. I love the students, and this is how I will generally have a tie to Design as I move my career in to product based pieces, versus design/client/project. I moved back home to Maryland in 2001 after a lay-off from my first position as a web designer in Portsmouth, NH. I answered an ad for adjunct teachers for design media classes at the local community college and picked up 3 classes. I…

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Sylvia In the Shop

Sylvia In the Shop

I am a week and a half weeks of living out of a tent, minus two nights that I sprung for a firm mattress. Sylvia went into the shop finally for the collision repair on August, Monday the 7th. The shop and I had the hopes that this would be completed in a week. It has been longer, because I pointed out another concern. Over the July trip north to Montana, I noticed a wire hanging off the bottom of…

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Water

Water

The water pressure in St. Vrain State Park is downright phenomenal. The downside is that there is no laundry facilities. I have been making a mental list of the pros and cons of water in each campground; it is definitely feeling a bit like college because of the significant amount of quarters you need in this lifestyle.  No quarters; no dice. Yes, I do have a shower in my camper. During my hour and a half teaching session about the…

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Boondocking

Boondocking

Boondocking is parking for free out in the boonies. I had been nervous to just go somewhere and park. Lots of obvious reasons: number one on my list is that ever present desire to not get stuck. What if the roads are too narrow, what if I need to turn around? Another hurdle is that this is Colorado, and everyone in their mother is here camping in the summer. It has been a bit of a hustle finding regular camping…

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Hello Big Sky

Hello Big Sky

(… Sorry for the delay in getting this up. Half of it didn’t save, so I was dragging my feet for rewriting.) I’ll first off state that on this trip I think I tasted a drop of the midnight sun. (A teensy drop, and I may be hooked). I headed to Montana for the Fourth of July.  A little business and pleasure, if you will. A few months back, I was talking to a friend and mentor about long (……

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How We Roll – June 2017 Edition

How We Roll – June 2017 Edition

Musings from the Road I have some thoughts, and will compile them every so often for you to ponder as well. Why are the graphics so ugly on these vehicles? The swooshes are all so ’90’s metal band. I am designing some updates as I drive. Need to figure out how to remove the 4 year old decals that are baked on. In 8th grade, Mrs Hastings – in science class – showed an example of two bodies moving together…

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Between a Rock and a Trailer

Between a Rock and a Trailer

I left Girl Scout camp, and didn’t really have a place to go. I decided to head to where my Sunday reservation was, West Chicago Creek Campground, near Mt. Evans and Idaho Spring. It’s a Forest Service Campground in the Arapaho National Forest. I am having some serious hurdles finding information on some of these campgrounds. I think they should perhaps come with a level of expertise rating system. Frankly I had no business being up there, reservation or not….

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Badge Work

Badge Work

I left Golden Gate Canyon to head to camp. Girl Scout camp that is. As a counselor I noted a few weeks back that my CPR/First-Aid was due to expire, and while blood and guts stuff really makes me weak in the knees, I am pretty proud of myself for getting through it the first time, but needed to re-up. As summer resident camps kick off, GSCO certifies all of their counselors, and I asked if I could head to…

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Elbow Room

Elbow Room

The last two weeks I have been able to breath. Maybe not the best at 9100 feet elevation when walking an incline, but I have breathing room. This week has been nearly a vacation. My stay has been at Golden Gate Canyon State Park, and it has been wondrous taking in this world, I love this park. I firmly love coniferous trees, and their heavenly scent, and the stands of aspens, which right now are just starting to have tiny…

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The Long Long Trailer

The Long Long Trailer

Have you heard of this movie? The Long Long Trailer was from 1953, where “Tacy and Nicky” are newlyweds that purchase a travel trailer. And in classic Lucy style, everything that could go wrong did. That is how my last week started. A few weeks prior, my friend Jen came to visit. She brought her copy of The Long Long Trailer, and it hit the nail on the head on all the perils a new travel trailer owner can fall into….

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