Monday, February 23, 2015

Where Have All the People Gone

Coney Island in the Winter
I happened to travel to New York City yesterday and I am always looking for trails or places to walk and explore and believe it or not, found a nice quiet one in of all places New York City. To be more exact, Brooklyn (Coney Island).
I took these pics on a sunday afternoon after a snowstorm and yet the boardwalk was covered with snow and impassable, but the beach was wonderfully deserted and in perfect condition to explore the coast.
It's hard to believe that there are over 8.4 million people a few miles away, but you could never tell that by being at the beach. yes it was cold, but manageable and so very peaceful and tranquil with the white noise of the surf pounding away and allowing you to surrender to the tranquility.

My only regret is that I did not have my hiking buddy with me. I can just imagine Baily chasing the waves and the seagulls. Maybe next time.
Hiking at the Beach on Coney Island

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Bailey Diet

Who needs the Scarsdale diet of the Carb diet or the Pickle Diet when you have the Bailey Diet.Try as I might watching my boyish figure I was fighting a losing battle until I discovered the Bailey Diet. This involves hitting the rail to trails in the area with my new found trining partnet, Bailey. He is a walking fool, and you know what they say about a fool and his weigtht are soon parted, well anyway you get the idea. Since Bailey has come into my life I have dropped 35 pounds and the summer is just coming into view.
Back to nature, exercise and the love of a good dog. Can't beat it with a stick. Don't forget about his older sister Casey, 14 years old and still going strong. She is even getting outside on the trails herself. She is amazing for her age, jumping, hiking, putting her little brother into his place.

Rare Tree Climbing Dog

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Newest Member of the Baird Household

Welome Bailey, our newest lapdog. He's a 60 pound German Short Haired Pointer puppy. We rescued him from a local shelter and he has instantly found love. He loves to walk and run and has had the unique ability to get Jeff off his butt and out for walks, so everyone is grateful.

See if you can tell who is the better singer.

NY Times Best Seller-Here We Come

The release of our newest anthology: "Once Around The Sun" ISBN # 978-0-9892650-0-3 is now available online and in major bookstores. We had a successful book signing party at the Moravian Bookstore in historic Bethlehem PA and they liked us enough to come back for a second signing on December 18th 5-8 pm. In addition we have been invited to have a book signing at the Clinton Book Store in Clinton NJ from 1-3 pm Saturday,11/16/16

In "Once Around The Sun" you will find my two stories: Redheads by the Cement Pond and Prisons and the Digital Age Here is a link to the Bethlehem Writers Group where you can find our stoires and also our eZine Writers Roundtable where we host interviews, short stories and wriiting contests.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Welcome to CLIU 21 I Never Knew Google Could Do That?

Welcome to my new CLIU 21 CPE course about All Things Google starting on Monday 11/19/12. Looking forward to seeing you in cyberland.

Book Signing at Moriavian Book Store

It was such a beautiful Saturday and once again I and fellow members of the Bethlehem Writers Group were at our favorite place: The Moravian Bookstore in downtown Bethlehem PA. They always go out of the way to advertise and accomodate us. We had a successful signing and look forward to our next signing there on Black Friday 11/23/12. Hope to see you there so that you may become an "Honorary Redhead".
Looking forward to our new book being published next year. OH BOY, OH BOY!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Course Ed 585 Integrate Technology

Welcome to Wilkes University Ed 585 Integrating Technology into the Curriculum. My new class begins Monday on 7/2/12. It is a hybrid class that is half online and half face to face. The class will meet at Catasauqua High School from 8 - 11:30 AM. Hope to see you there.