Most of these were taken at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, MD and a couple just around the house.
My oldest granddaughter, Esme and I had the best time last night, even though all she wanted to do was play the Jake and the Neverland Pirates app on my iPad. I was fine with that because it reminds me of Mario Brothers. She handed me the iPad and said, "Here MomMom, I downloaded this … Continue reading Tuesday Evenings With Esme – Did You See The Full #Moon?
I often speak about my granddaughters. How can I help it? They are my three little princesses, and my husband and I worship the ground their little princess piggies walk on. As much as I love the time I spend with them, I believe there is a very special bond between grandfathers and granddaughters. I went … Continue reading A Post Dedicated to Grandfathers of Princesses
Not that this little open book post will get many views but I thought some of you may want to know a few little known facts about yours truly. 1. I'm the youngest of eleven children. 7 girls and 4 boys. 6 have passed on, as have both of my parents. Here are two of … Continue reading Just for the Heck of It…A Few Things About Me You Didn’t Know
My oldest granddaughter and as she describes it, my best friend, (TRUE) Esme, beat me tonight at Frozen Trouble. She's four. She's brilliant. Goodnight my friends.
Oh my goodness! 3D Books for visually impaired children…YES!
That question comes from the Tactile Picture Books Project, which is a fascinating, inspiring, and just downright brilliant use of technology.
What is it? Some researchers at the University of Colorado have created 3-D printed storybooks for visually impaired children. Think braille on steroids.
Images literally emerge from the page, formed into shapes of the objects within the book’s text. They allow visually impaired kids to get a better sense of the elements of a story, like landscapes.
Check out these examples from Goodnight Moon, which show the text and the braille, followed by the 3-D printed images:
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My Mom used to say, "When a guy's sick he don't feel good." She would say it in the cutest voice. She would say it to any of us who weren't feeling well, as she sweetly wiped our hair away from our brow and administered her one of a kind healing powers. Chicken soup, hot … Continue reading Did You Miss Me or Did You Not Notice I Was Missing? 😉
Life is made up of choices. One of the best choices I ever made was Western Senior High School in Baltimore, MD. "Western High School: A National Blue Ribbon School Western High School, founded November 1, 1844, is the oldest all-girls public high school in the United States and is one of the city’s and … Continue reading Tonight I’m Getting Personal and Sharing my Amazing High School With You