Posts Tagged ‘Digital’

What is happening? Have educators become so complacent or defeated that they can stop handwriting in school?

I am already very disappointed in the budget cuts that took away the majority of music and art programs in public schools, but this pushes it to a new low.

Listen, I am a HUGE computer nerd and I am typing this on my iPad2. But, nothing can ever replace art, music, correspondence, etc. made with the naked human hand, a piece of paper and some basic writing instrument such as a piece of charcoal, a brush or quill and ink.

There is nothing more personal and touching than receiving a handwritten letter from someone you love. How will people sign store-bought cards if they never learn to write?

How can we be so arrogant to believe we will always have an electrical outlet, a computer and a printer accessible at any given moment? Please someone read this and stop the insanity!

Take the time today to fill out a form, a check or write a letter to a friend you haven’t seen for awhile and relish in the fact that you are participating in a dying form of the written word. In the not so distant future, someone may sell it to a museum as a piece of ancient history.


Field Trip

Posted: April 21, 2011 in Daily Blog
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Today we went to Renfrew Park in Waynesboro, PA with my digital photography class.

Our assignment was to take a lot of pictures showing depth-of-field. It was a beautiful day and our professor brought a former student to pose for photos in the different venues.

I took a lot of pictures and it was difficult to only pick four for the assignment. I am posting five, including the four I chose, on a new page. I decided to split the photography off onto its own page for organization and easier access for my readers.

I enjoyed learning more about shutter speed and f-stop. And, I was amazed at the quality of the pictures I was able to take. This project really gave me a lot of confidence. I am now seriously considering the new camera again 🙂

Until we “meet” again tomorrow, faithful readers… C