The last official day of vacation.

Posted Friday, August 17, 2012 — 12:33 by sgtret
Categories: Blogging


Tomorrow starts “the weekend.” I know that is considered part of the vacation but it’s not a day for which I will receive any compensation.  We will be leaving the rocky shore sometime Sunday.

A vacation should be stretched to the last minute.  We are next scheduled for the last week in December ending after the New Year holiday.



Nexus 7 Apps

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2012 — 21:41 by sgtret
Categories: Blogging


I am installing the Android apps for my new Nexus 7 & lastly came to the WordPress app too tired go write a review. You can find one just about any where on the Web right now.


On Which One Does it Have a Greater Effect?

Posted Friday, June 1, 2012 — 4:42 by sgtret
Categories: Blogging

It is of course monumental to the HS Senior, the last June of his Secondary education. But is it more so to their parents?  In this culture to advance to adulthood really starts when one leaves High School, whether by graduation or quitting. 

My three brothers all left early, each for their own reason. It is without doubt their adult lives began at that moment,  They needed to find work or go into the military.  One even started his family upon leaving.  I stuck it out and finished before going into the military.  I know I, and am pretty sure my brothers, didn’t think for a moment how our leaving school mattered at all to our parents. They were done parenting us.  Very done.

That was 43 years ago. Things have changed.  Though we’ll be attending a graduation in two weeks, or so, I don’t feel there will be that abrupt disengagement.  No “Thanks for all the fish” song.  But still, there will be the change.

Neil Gaiman’s recent speech was to a college audience.  I think this recording of it should be mandatory viewing for all High School graduates as well.


Don’t Forget The Batteries!

Posted Sunday, March 11, 2012 — 7:09 by sgtret
Categories: Safety

When we fall back an hour tonight, don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors!


Attending a Class

Posted Saturday, February 18, 2012 — 23:13 by sgtret
Categories: WordPress


There were nine people in the class I taught today.

They were all there because they had to be.  I see this a lot.  My goal is, by the end of the class to see they are all glad they came.

I can honestly say my mission was accomplished.


Next week I will be on the other side.  I have to attend a three day class.  I can’t say I am overly eager.  I hope the people who teach will have the same goal I have and accomplish their mission as successfully.


LiveJournal Pruning

Posted Wednesday, February 8, 2012 — 20:22 by sgtret
Categories: Blogging

A tweet flew by me saying the tweeter had just received notice his LiveJournal had been canceled.  He said ‘what LiveJournal account. ‘

Earlier in the month we got a notice from LiveJournal warning inactivity would close our FamouGrazing blog on LiveJournal.  We took them seriously.  It helped when we found a LiveJournal app for Android.

It sits now next to the Blogger,SquareSpace & WordPress Apps. 

The blog lives!



Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 — 19:42 by sgtret
Categories: Blogging


In the next six months, I have to collect approximately 40 CPE units.  Why I need to do that is, never mind, not your business really.  Suffice it to say it’s not as easy as it sounds. 

The value given to the various courses offered seems arbitrary & capricious.  Thankfully, most can be found online.

Three years ago I found myself traveling all over Cambridge & Boston, attending everything from a course using a pirate treasure hunt to teach organization skills to one that scared the bejeeber out of me.

My bejeeber is normally rather fearless but if yours saw what I did, it can be guaranteed similar flight.