Still processing....

The killings at Virginia Tech are horrible and disgusting.

I'm reacting to them on many levels. I'm an EMS provider, I'm a former Federal Officer with a lot of tactical training and I'm also a college teacher.

Ugh! Heavy stuff!

I promise a lot more words soon. I really need to get it out and here's the place.

I just need to process it a bit more.



Call me Noah.

I just finished a stint at the volunteer house that extended about 8 hours longer than planned.

It rained over 6 inches in less than 24 hours.

I've been busy! I'll have details soon.



RIP Mr. Vonnegut

The modern author who has had the most influence on my life and outlook has passed away.

If you haven't read anything by him, do so. If you have, do so again. It's worth it.


Fun Birthday Run! (Brrrrr!)

As I mentioned in an earlier post. I ran the Ocean City, MD 1/2 Marathon on Saturday, April 7th.

Here's what it was like:

That's me, running into the blizzard! The snow was beautiful!

Good times.



Ad sense?

I've been contemplating trying to make some money off this thing. It certainly would move me to write some more. I've checked a few other blogs and see that some of you are using Google's Ad Sense program and one or two have more specific ads.

I have a few questions:

People with Blogs that have ads: How much are you making? Roughly? Is it worth it? Any suggestions?

Readers: Is my blog being Ad-Free an important factor? Will you be totally turned off and accuse me of "selling out" if I put Google's Ad Sense into my blog?

I'm leaning more towards Ad Sense. When I've seen it in people's blogs, it looks pretty unobtrusive.

Let me know what you think by email or comment below.




Ah, the beach! Sand, Sun and Snow!

I celebrated my birthday by running 13.1 miles in the snow at the beach. Yay fun!

Hopefully, I'll have some pictures for you soon.