Monthly Archives: October 2009

Two reasons why I love fall in Cincinnati (more)

I love fall here in the Midwest. Here are two examples of why.
Spring Grove Cemetery is amazing this time of year. These ducks think so, too. I asked them.

Spring Grove Cemetery is amazing this time of year. These ducks think so, too. I asked hem.

There are more photos I shot recently in a Flickr set.

A hike along the parcours trail

A hike along the parcours trail in Winton Woods reveals some amazing scenery this time of year.

If you would like to visit either of these places, and I would highly recommend it, here is a quick way to do it.

To get to Winton Woods. To learn more about the park itself, check out their Web site. You can also follow them on Twitter.

To get to Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, click here. To learn more about the cemetery, check out their Web site.

The Wessels Family Tree

My Uncle Steve Wessels

My Uncle Steve Wessels

My Uncle Steve Wessels – who I alternately blame and thank for my obsession with technology – several years ago (15 or so, it appears) worked extensively to compile a comprehensive listing of the Wessels family tree, including birth dates and dates of death, for just about everyone going all the back to Germany for several generations.

It took a lot of work, is still ongoing and will forever be a gift to the whole family. Thanks, Steve. Pretty darn cool.

Side note: Steve is the original tech guy in our family. He makes his living doing it, introduced me to my first computer (an Apple Macintosh in 1984) and has since fascinated me with his wide breadth of knowledge on all sorts of sciences. Follow him on Twitter for all sorts of interesting tidbits about all sorts of things, but mostly tech and other sciences.

Group One’s construction project – and overall class winner



Group One’s construction project – and overall class winner

Originally uploaded by hjoew


This was kind of a big deal to me.

It might not exactly be the making of news, blog news or anything similar. But this was cool to me. This may seem a little uninteresting, but I am going to post it anyway. Blogs, almost exclusively and inherently, are notorious for their boring, drab content – Report This! being the dramatic exception. Not today.

I am back in school, finishing my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Cincinnati. The first meeting on Tuesday of an evening class, Psychology of Professional Life, included a team-building project that including building what you see in the photo. The group chose me as the project leader.

I don’t want to give what we were asked to do away totally (assuming Dr. Peteet might want to do this again in future classes), but suffice it to say that we won the class competition with this contraption. And I think I am going to like this class a lot.

[Note: I have lots of thoughts about returning to school. Lots. I hope to get an opportunity to write about that soon. Right now, though, I am busy. Super busy.]