Blog - Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sandy Hook, NJ and the Storm


11377431393_a3205b8b30_bSandy Hook is a little spit of land that is only a block wide in some areas. It is a sandbar with the exception of the one road that goes up and down it. It is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. We were down there today during a six inch snow storm. It’s always bitterly cold there in the winter, and today proved no exception. We stopped off at the beach on the way to the lighthouse, but we didn’t make it all the way to the lighthouse. They closed down the park due …

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Store opened at

I have begun a line of products which use images that I’ve created to add one of a kind beauty to your gifts. My store is located at Xtra Brainy   It includes many high quality items including mugs, posters, cards, postage stamps.  A smattering of the products are included here. Please look and leave feedback on what you see or any items that you would like to see.  And click on the photographs as the little thumbnails don’t do them justice

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5 pointz – The Institute of Higher Burning, A place for street art

5 ptz is a five-story, block-long industrial complex building in Long Island City, located at 45-46 Davis St. which allowed curated street art to be spray painted onto their walls.  However, 12 years of art work has been destroyed.  After a protracted legal battle in which the owner wishes to tear down the building and build condominiums, he had all the art painted over with white paint.  The building is still standing but all the art is no longer visible.    Now, its his building to do whatever he wants with, but since he wasn’t destroying the building yet, it seems a shame to destroy the art.  Some of the art was very talented, and most of it was very original in …

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A weekend in November in upstate New York

I went fossil hunting for the first time in a long time. It was a planned trip with the New York Paleontological Society to three sites. Two were near Madison , NY and the other in Catskill, NY. The one in Catskill was a huge working quarry, which was interesting to see, especially since we were allowed to explore. The trip was successful in that I found a lot of fossils, all of which are in my classroom. But I also found some beautiful scenery of rural farms, and saw my first snowfall this year, which was a bit of a shock. I was up very early, before the sun had a chance to warm things up, and there was …

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