New Beginnings

Greetings, Friends. My website had issues this summer, and the blog posts from previous years are no longer available as archived files. I might make a separate archive for them, though. Check back for that if you’re interested. I have some fabulous photos embedded in those old posts. I was able to keep my prior pages, though, and will soon reload the images that go with those.

This is a year of major change for me – new romance, and I moved to a beautiful wilderness setting in the foothills of the Adirondacks. My iPad Mini Retina Display’s Personal Hotspot is sharing its cellular data connection with my MacBook Pro in lieu of a wireless link. Oh, the marvels of modern technology!

On a sad note, my lovely little Maltese dog Sylphide passed away from congestive heart failure after a long battle with chronic illness. She was just a month away from her 12th birthday. I’m very grateful for the wonderful years we had together. Sylphide received remarkable care from Dr. Joy Lucas at Upstate Animal Medical Center, and enjoyed a full, happy, healthy life until the end. Those of you who had the pleasure of knowing this beautiful, confident little being saw how special she was. Her ashes are buried in her favorite spot near the cabin. May she forever walk the forest trails she loved so dearly. When I have the chance, I’ll post a short video of her merrily leading the way just weeks before her passing.

Sylphide in Elizabethan Collar

Sylphide in Elizabethan Collar

A new term is about to begin at SUNY Empire State College. I’ll be supervising some interesting master’s thesis projects, most with an immersive learning component (but each with a different primary focus). I’ll post again soon to provide details on the emergent work we are doing in the Master of Arts in Learning and Emerging Technologies.

Until then, may you enjoy summer’s end.











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