I went to Cumberland Caverns this past weekend with Troop 3. “It don’t get no better than this!” was the mantra our guide Kevin a.k.a Cavin’ would shout when we made it through a particularly tight passage. The yellow box below was a training box full of about 150 feet of crawl space the boys practiced in while we were waiting on our guide.

We started with the walking tour which gave us some of the history of the cave and there was a light show set to music. Then we began the wild tour which involved getting dirty and crawling through tight spaces as you can see below.  We had the cave all to ourselves and slept on the ground. The next morning after breakfast, we started another wild historical tour that had ladders, mud, and plenty of crawling.

       We had a great time and I look forward to going back again sometime.

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Whites Creek forest



Some of my colleagues, students, and have plante approx 150 trees in this field at Whites Creek High School. We will be studying the effect they have on the environment.

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Baseball field

As you may or may not know, I am the baseball coach at the school where I teach, Whites Creek High School. These are some photos of our ball field in the wake of the recent flooding. We were actually spared compared to the softball field, but you can see from the detritus that the waters must have been quite high. There is debris all the way to the top of the fence. The season is pretty much at the end at this point, but I thought I would share the images.






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In sour economy, substitute teaching gains appeal | | The Tennessean

As you may know, I am currently looking for a job.  I have recently relocated to the Nashville area and haven’t had much success finding one.  Anyway, last week I was going through the process of applying to be a teacher and while I was at the HR office, there was a reporter for the Tennessean there, who asked to inter view me.  Here is the article.

In sour economy, substitute teaching gains appeal | | The Tennessean.

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BMT photos

Here are some on the photos I got from my co-worker.  Thanks Clisby.

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Providence Canyon

We took my group down to Providence Canyon State Park last Monday and = had to take a picture with the GPS and the canyon for an earth cache.

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Hello everyone!

As some of you may know, I was supposed to be going canoing last week with another counselor and a senior counselor to scout the Ogeechee River, just south of Savannah. Well, I am sad to report that we were unable to take this trip because on the morning we were to leave, as the senior counselor, Steve Barnes, was preparing, he suffered from a heart attack and passed away.

He was a very integral part of the Warm Springs OTP community and will be greatly missed. He was the lead canoer, gear man, and senior builder of buildings such as are in the slide show to follow.

Please say a prayer for his family for he was a great man.

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