Fusing day 1

Today, I started a 4-week long class on fusing class. It’s an art form I’ve wanted to experiment with for sometime, and today I took the first step: cutting and firing glass. Who knew how much science went into art?!

I’m making new Google Sites. Are you?

Once Google released it’s testing version of Google Sites this summer, I immediately switched over and haven’t returned. In fact, I redid my Fennovation site to the new Google Sites. Does it do everything I want it to, yet? No? Is it better in almost every other way, though? Yes.

Curious how you, too, can move over to the new and improved Google Sites? Check out “Google Sites : New and Improved.”

So far, I have helped our entire staff make consistent splash pages (there is not a domain template option yet, but since the standard Site looks the same, it’s not hard to standardize them). I have also taught my English class to make them for three different digital writing (collaborative) projects.

What are you using the new Sites for?

Two years

Today, we celebrated my niece, Madysyn’s, second birthday. It was a backyard success. She’s fearless. She’s strong. She’s determined. She loves her pap-pap and her sister. She’ll be a handful, but I can’t wait to meet the woman she becomes.

The stairway to…

After taking my usual double load of RPM classes this morning, we set out to check out a trail I wanted to see for sometime: River Place Trail. I knew it had the highest elevation change in all of Austin, and it had a ton of steps – thousands; and, my understanding was correct. However, it was the perfect day for a hike. I can’t wait to go back!

Cat scratch date night

The other day, we discovered our cat, Maggie, had some worms. Since she is one of four (another story), we knew we had to act quick to prevent it from getting to the others. Luckily, Aj was able to take or attempt to take 3 of the 4 cats to the vet. The other, Satan, left him looking like he survived a fight with Wolverine. Therefore, we commemorated the occasion with a date night…

The Originator

After another long day, I went home and biked a 210-watt ride for 16 miles. Though, it’s not long, it was intense. Afterward, I lost my appetite. With nothing else appealing, I remembered The Originator; and the originator did the job!


I’ve been lucky enough to be part of the search committee for a vacancy at our school. It’s my first time being part of a process for a higher level position than my own, and it’s exciting to learn about others and feel the world is open.