"I Touched the
Future: I Taught."
Blairsville - My Home Town
First used NCSA Mosaic Browser in 1992 On-line since 1993 starting at 300 BAUD 1995 - 56K : November 2006 - DSL : April 2011 - FiOS
Michaux - My tribute to a forgotten place.
See me for
States Visited: Travel - Extended Stays
1955-1965 Vacationed in Canada - Belvedere Lodge on
Balsam Lake north of Rosedale and
1957 & 1960 National Boy Scout Jamborees
1963 Israel - Italy - Switzerland - Germany - France Drove from Rome to Paris in a VW Bug!
1990 England - Scotland - Wales - Ireland
2015 - Drove "The Villages" in to Florida & Camp Canaveral's
- Missed launch!
2014 - 7 Day Royal Caribbean Cruse on "Grandeur
of the Seas" from Baltimore to Nassau
2010 Tucson - via Amtrak Three weeks in the sun (some of the time.)
2009 Branson, MO - Sat through time share sales pitch for free motel stay and show tickets.
2008 To Dallas and back - 2460 miles via high school band bus to play North West at Texas Stadium!
Seattle via Amtrak! - Our rail trip across the country
Monmouth College - WFS / Alumni Reunion
Weekend June 9-12, 2005 & 2015
"Noah" Sight & Sound® offers inspirational live stage productions in Lancaster County
Steamtown - National
Historic Site - Scranton, PA
2003 Tour - Europe! Great
-Chemotherapy at Hillman
Surgery to remove Benign Facial Tumor on salivary gland at UPMC Montefiore April 2005
Visit to The Log House on Pine Ridge
Williamsburg - Our first "retirement" adventure - nice to be there when there were no kids!
Places we have visited "Out West" - Finally online!
Odds & Ends
New Video Editing Computer from - Computer Connections 2005 - Died 2015!
Christmas Letter 2001 - With links to more information.
Forth of July at Pittsburgh's Point - My digital camera pictures and fireworks links
Free Energy for your Home!
Volant, PA and Grove City Factory Shops - A Christmas Shopping Adventure
USAF Museum, Dayton, OH
Shadyside Hospital where I spent a few days Lumbar Spine Surgery
Visit my "home land" Great interactive information on South-Western Pennsylvania
Stereo Passport Pictures! Can you see it in 3D by putting your nose to the screen?
My father became the pastor of Blairsville Presbyterian Church in December of 1950. Thus began many years of shoveling walks, cutting grass, keeping the lights lit on the Christmas trees, running the PA system and all the other responsibilities and duties of the "The Preachers Kid."
About 1952 Attorney Miller purchased one of every known piece of audiovisual equipment as a gift for the church. As a 10-year-old, I was delegated the assignment of figuring out all of this state-of-the-art technology!
The recording the Christmas Service for the "shut-ins"
was father's first idea for the Ampro Tape Recorder.
These experiences eventually lead to degrees in The Physics at Monmouth College, Communications at Syracuse and a 32-year career as the technology coordinator for the Churchill/Woodland Hills Schools.
Computers I have Used
IBM 1130 Computing System
General Automation SPC series
Commodore Amiga 500 - TV Studio Graphics
Radio Shack Model 1000 - 1984 Almost a PC!
First video editor: Pentium-4 3GHz - died in 2015
Dell Laptop Win 98 - Bought for $200 at a computer fair and is still running.
Dell 8200 2/16/2013 i-7 for video editing
2014 ASUS i-5 for every day use and e-mail
Author of the famous Woodland Hills
My Web Page Class - Community College of Allegheny County
Ask the Physics Teacher! - There is pleasure in knowing how things work.
The Stereopticon The first classroom AV device
MY EDUCATION - SCHOOLS
Pittsburgh City Schools - Lincoln Elementary K-3 (Things have changed!)
Scouting BSA: Eagle
Scout & God and Country Award Notable
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
- Biblical Archaeology
- Zeitah Excavations 2001
Carnegie Mellon University
- First media course in Slide and Filmstrip Design
Rochester Institute of Technology: Kodak Photographic Workshops
University of Pittsburgh -
Computer Programming - Grant Writing
High School Courses Taught:
College Coerces Taught:
Published Letters to the Editor
"Bly was from Armstrong" - Published in the Post-Gazette - Correction
"Army-Navy Football" - Published in the January 2000 issue of Smithsonian - First use of video replay.
"By your links shall ye be known"
National Museum of Broadcasting - Pittsburgh
Resources for High
School Video Teachers
Xcam Videobotics system I installed at WHSD board room.
|Know Your TV Color Bars|
|R + G +B||W - Blue||W - Red||Primary||W- Green||Primary||Primary|
Internet Search Engines
Very close to the first train I had.
Every RADAR view is different.
- Google News - ABC
- USA Today - Washington
Post - New Your Times
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Search) - Gateway Publications - Tribune Review - KQV Radio (Listen)
LiveLeak.com - Video clips
NPR - WMCR
Interesting places to visit
Pittsburgh - City Directory
GEOGRAPHICAL RESOURCES - Map
and Driving Directions
JUST FOR FUN
A Prairie Home Companion - Joke Show
MARS - JPL & NASA Space Mission
FoilSim II - Design your own airplane wing - NASA
Ground Hog Day - Visit Phil - He was right! I was his "keeper" in 1957
Car Talk - Meet Click & Clack
Joe Slick - Former student who does football games and the sound for our school musicals
Hoaxes & Internet Tools
WHOIS the owner of an IP address
Programs and resources for constructing your own web page
Netscape - Download latest version
LView Pro - Graphics file editor and image compression
IrfanView - Very nice image wiewer and editor. Batch compression and resizing
AOLPress - Simple HTML Editor
FlamingText.Com - Neat titles and graphics
Old Web page 1994 - 2008 maintained by: LocalConnect /
Other WEB Sites
TVT Television and Video Teachers of Western Pennsylvania
Jan Newton Librarian - St. Charles Public Library, Illinois
First Web Master for - Woodland Hills & Beulah Presbyterian Church