Monday, April 30, 2007

Is a link like a conjunction?

This has been available since 2002, but we just found it last week. All of the Schoolhouse Rock songs are available in this DVD set.

We remember watching them every Saturday and learning about bills, conjunctions, electricity, verbs, etc. Now our little girl is learning from them. Saturday AM not required.

Friday, April 27, 2007

For Parents of School Age Children

Enchanted Learning is a great site for printable teaching materials for children. You can take advantage of the free ad-supported pages or pay a small yearly fee for ad-free access.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Old Camera Information

Because I am a photographer, people often ask me about how to work their dad's old Nikon. I always try to help, but this site, Photography in Malaysia, is the best place I have found for detailed instructions on older Nikon, Canon, and other brands of cameras.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Sports Shooter #100

Congratulations to Robert Hanishiro for reaching the milestone of the 100th Sports Shooter newsletter.

Robert has been writing the Sports Shooter newsletter every month for just over 8 years. It started as an e-mail to a few friends and quickly grew into what is, in my opinion, the best photography related site on the Internet. As the name implies, it has great appeal to sports photographers, but there are many acclaimed news photojournalists among it's members.

I am proud to say I have been a reader for about 7 years, and a member for almost 4 years. It was on Sports Shooter that I first learned how to use remote control cameras. Conversing with and reading after working photojournalists has helped shape how I approach the events I am privileged to photograph.

Thank you, Robert, for giving so much to the photographic community.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Mrs. Graham, Where Are You?

Mrs. Graham was probably the world's best English grammar teacher. Her husband, Bob, was my middle school football coach. I learned all manner of good things from her. He taught me that football coaches are mostly bluster, especially when they can't put together a winning team. (He also taught me to never turn your back on a frustrated coach or you might get kicked in the back.)

If, like me, you can't remember what your 7th grade grammar teacher taught you about dangling participles or something equally arcane, check

It's the next best thing to reading your old grammar textbook.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

New Weddings

Speaking of what I'm doing (reference previous post) there have been a couple of weddings added to since then.