This is my 100th post! I started this blog over a year ago to promote my first children’s book. That is the total, honest truth. But being authentic to myself, the purpose of the blog quickly changed. I live in a retirement community near a major university. Many of the people in my neighborhood are … Continue reading We Pause for an Authentic Station Identification
Driving through a major US city recently, we saw many bridges. Some were interesting, some really ugly, and a few were very attractive. I really liked this bridge, and took many photos, as we were stopped in a major traffic jam. A tunnel ahead of us was unexpectedly closed. (Hmmm…tunnels, traffic jams…I definitely see a … Continue reading Authentic Project Idea – Bridges
Driving along a country road in Virginia, I ran across a beautiful split rail fence. It was part of the fencing around a Civil War battlefield. I started to think about these split rail fences, and the reasons why fences were constructed that way in centuries past. Then I started to think about modern fences, … Continue reading Authentic Project Idea – Fences
One photograph can be the jumping off point for an authentic project. What was this? Who built it? When? Why? What happened to it? (history/research – reading) Where was this photo taken? (geography) What clues are in the photo to help you figure this out? (botany/geology) Design and build a model of what you think … Continue reading Authentic Project Idea – What Was This?