YouTube Vid I Could Watch All Day #6

Here is a personal one… a video slideshow I created when my Grandma died in 2010:

Here ya’ go… Nick’s YouTube Vid I Could Watch All Day #5:

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This School Should PAY UP!

Did you see this article?

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/06/24/chelsea-chaneys-facebook-bikini-photo-prompts-lawsuit-against-georgia-school-district

Apparently, a high school in Georgia wanted to teach their students a lesson about social media. So, they went digging into the Facebook pages of graduates… turning up dirt. Then they saved the dirt and used it to show kids that what goes on Facebook can be used against you.

“Their idea that putting something on Facebook gives them a license to steal it and carte blanche to do with it what they did is wrong ethically, it’s wrong morally and it’s absolutely wrong legally,” Chaney’s attorney, Pete Wellborn, reportedly elaborated, according to Fox News Insider.

I agree. The school district needs to pay up. Dealing with schools on a daily basis, I can say this with all honesty: there are some that are forgetting that they exist to serve the children. And trashing a graduate of your school district? That is not serving your students— not by  a long shot. Oh… and the girl was allegedly 17 when this photo was taken. Nice.

Do me a favor. Call the Fayette County school district and demand that the responsible administrator be punished for his or her actions. (770) 460-3535 is the number.

 

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Bucket List 2013: Yellowstone National Park.

This one is going to be tough. Due to a heavier-than-usual anticipated work schedule this year, I don’t know if I will have enough time off to make a trek across the country to Yellowstone National Park. But I’m putting it on the list, anyway.

Last fall, during my book tour for Pete the Popcorn, I had the unbelievable experience of camping in Yellowstone National Park. Now, due to the grueling tour schedule, we arrived at the campsite at about 4:00 PM on a Saturday, camped overnight, woke up at 5:00 AM and explored all day, seeing Old Faithful and tons of wildlife before departing at 3:00 PM for Billings, Montana. During the drive to Billings, we were able to see a lot of Yellowstone from the road— including a travel along the Beartooth Highway. Yikes! I get chills just thinking about it, really.

Anyway, in my 24-hour Yellowstone jaunt, I was completely inspired. Inspired by nature. Inspired by beauty. Inspired that government actually had the brains to set this piece of wonder aside. Inspired that the place was overflowing with families, eager to show their kids nature in its fullest.

Why do I want to go back? Pictures tell this story best…

These were taken on our way to Yellowstone through Wyoming and also in the park during our first day:

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And some shots from our second day in the park:

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Here are two videos from our adventure in Yellowstone:

Stay tuned later this year as I attempt to make it back to Yellowstone National Park!

 

 

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