Watch “SailingJuly2019” on YouTube

So, in order to prepare for our sabbatical year, we will be publishing our trip reports, diaries, pictures and videos on my own website here. I need to start practicing and preparing for this new platform.

Below is a video I made using a GoPro on my father in law’s sailboat as we motored and sailed from Chemanius to Gabriola Island to go camping at Montague Harbour.

We captured 2 hours of footage and I sped it up to only about 6mins.

Hello world!

Welcome to my resurrected blog! I’ve had my own domain since early 2003, and it has gone through many iterations and versions.

I am a Teacher-Librarian at a High School near Sidney BC called Parkland Secondary It is a beautiful part of the world, and I love living there with my wife. We like to garden, cycle, travel and explore our local natural environment that surrounds this amazing peninsula.

I also teach part-time online for the UBC Teacher-Librarian diploma program, a specialization for Educators to become Teacher-Librarians in our public schools. I teach LIBE 477 – New Media and New Technology in the School Library, as well as LIBE 467 – Information Services and Resources.

My professional interests are around School Libraries and transitions to Library Learning Commons models, as well as Inquiry Based Learning and International Baccalaureate learning as we became an IB World School offering the IB Diploma Program for Sept 2018.

I have lived most of my life around the Salish Sea and appreciate all the beauty, splendor and wealth that it offers us. I am especially grateful for the many first nations and their contributions to our special part of the world.

AM July 2018