Friends and family have asked me about ChatGPT, and it has been a topic of conversation amongst colleagues. I thought I would asked ChatGPT some questions that a student may ask for a history assignment, and grade the program's responses. Questions in Bold. Answers in Italics. I would like a short essay comparing how King … Continue reading Doing History Questions with ChatGPT
I have made a new page to share some of my photography. I hope to update this page regularly. Also, I have created another page dedicated to my photography which appears in exhibitions and publications. This, I also hope to update regularly. Enjoy!
https://youtu.be/efin7VCNaqA It's a pretty easy process to add something to Google Maps but it can be rather difficult to demonstrate some random spot in the woods is a place of some significance. It is with some sense of pride and accomplishment that I have added Swartwood Cemetery back on the map. This cemetery had long … Continue reading Swartwood Cemetery
My Egypt Mills Project
My interest in the abandoned village of Egypt Mills began when family history research led me to look for the Valley View, or Swartwood, Cemetery not far down the road on Route 209 in Bushkill, Lehman Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania. According to information provided by the National Park Service, the land was settled in the … Continue reading My Egypt Mills Project
Easter in the Era of BLM
While attending church services the Sunday after Easter, also known as the Second Easter Sunday, I heard what was common for such on occasion and that was a sermon rooted in the New Testament story of doubting Thomas. My pastor stated in his sermon that Thomas was the only one to whom Jesus revealed himself … Continue reading Easter in the Era of BLM
My Photography on Fine Art America
https://www.instagram.com/p/CHb6dTyjCM1/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link If you are interested in my nature photography and looking for new artwork for your home or office, or maybe looking for a tasteful gift then please consider visiting my new shop on Fine Art America.
In the Room Where It Happens: The Legacy of the Declaration of Independence
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” https://www.instagram.com/p/CCOi0OJD1nd/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link John Trumbull’s proud and bold image had been inspired by the recollections and musings of Thomas Jefferson, of which … Continue reading In the Room Where It Happens: The Legacy of the Declaration of Independence
Multicultural and Anti-Racist Resources
https://www.instagram.com/p/CB62LK9DwZr/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Hello! As a history and social studies teacher at a private high school, I help young people understand the evolution of the human consciousness and how to make sense of difficult questions of living in the social world. I help students with the "hard yoga" -- the flex-work, strengthening and breathing -- of living … Continue reading Multicultural and Anti-Racist Resources
Neil de Grasse Tyson: Kids are born scientists.
“Kids are born scientists […] An adult scientist is a kid who never grew up. That’s what an adult scientist does.” -- Neil DeGrasse Tyson https://youtu.be/tbX6aMfPtEw
How My Family Helped Me Break Into the Ivy League (The Short Version)
This piece is as much reflections on my education as a continuing graduate student as well as my role as a history and social studies teacher at an independent high school. Scandals like last year's Operation Varsity Blues bring to the fore the role of socioeconomic status and inequality at elite institutions of higher learning. … Continue reading How My Family Helped Me Break Into the Ivy League (The Short Version)