Only a few of the things I care about, that I've
put here for my own
purposes. You're certainly welcome, though, and I
hope you can find
something that interests you.
This page acts
menu. If you click on a link, it should open up in
a new window,
leaving this one intact. Each other link should
then open in that same
new window. (Except for two links that open in
be listed on a page called Other Things.
There's College Teaching--or, rather, there was.
eligible for Social Security and decided that 40 years
of teaching was enough for a while.
Well, then, it was college
teaching--most recently at a comprehensive community
J. Sargeant Reynolds
College. (At conferences, people would squint at my name tag
say something like "Jay Sar--what?!" Or maybe it was "Jay
I was never sure.) The place is a college, but quite a
from those conventional, traditional institutions most folks are
Read the story of how
a perfectly good job at a traditional university for
a community college.
Care to see What
at JSRCC and some other professional interests?
There's also alternative education for kids: The Richmond Montessori
Now my profession is
Breather. It's a pretty good job. I work at it all the
And I fly a small amphibious flying boat that I built from a
kit. You can read about it here.
One of our sons, Chris, is a reformed computer
professional who is now a Montessori elementary school teacher.
You can go to his home page if you like, or
have a look at
him as a
Our other son, Jon, is a software engineer and is hard at
in the Washington. D.C. area. He prefers to go by "JAM" these
might find some of his programming work on the web under that
moniker. He's hard to photograph, but you can sneak a look at him as
he was in college.
Jon and Chris a
Another is where I am, and when. I live now in Prince
George County, near Virginia, USA, but...
I had a cousin, Christine, a lovely person who lived all of her
years in the same community, except for when she was in college.
wonderful sense of who she was and where she lived--and of belonging.
My own family and upbringing were a lot like hers--except that
at 28 different addresses, in ten of the United States and five
countries so far. That's given me a different sense of place and
than Christine had and it's made it impossible for me to be a national
any more. (In this photo, for example, the left part of the
and the right is American.)
So although it sounds silly, where I feel I'm from is
(If you're desperately curious, you can see all of the places I've dwelt
far. This includes Richmond, Virginia--a strange place, indeed. I
know some natives of Richmond who feel like aliens here.)
But I keep thinking about that annoying term "postmodern," which
you slice though the academic baloney is just a temporary name for
we've moved into so recently that we don't quite realize we're
there--here! I suppose it results from "the jet age" and "the
information age," but it's probably more an eclectic state of
Anyway, I've been thinking about when I am and how I got
and if this doesn't seem to make
much sense, it's only because I'm a bit confused about it, myself.
already told the story (the link is above) of how I came to
what I'm doing here. But it doesn't seem that simple. For example,
history books, Richmond is an evil abstraction: the Capitol of the
and the very last bastion of school segregation. But plenty of
people live here now, and it's becoming
a wonderful jumble of people from all over the world.
How you got here, of course, is probably due to a
chance of the World Wide Web. Where you've been, on the
hand, might suggest something about who you are and how
where you are now. Why not write...
...and tell me where you
are and where you're from.
Lost Ones. Help me find some old friends--people
lost track of in all that moving around (and a few who've turned
Here are some Other Things --essays,
experiments, my "learning flying" logs, baloney, and the like
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P.S. If you liked the music that (should have) played
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attributed to King Henry VIII --you
might enjoy these other midis, as well:
How's the weather in Richmond?
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