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Mark Ahlness
mahlness@comcast.net

I'm retired, after 31 years as a public school teacher. I live in Seattle, Washington and spend some of my spare time at Seattle's Pike Place Market, volunteering in their Education Program - and also helping run the Seattle Nature Alliance.

Below are a few of the spaces I have developed, and then some stuff from WAY down Memory Lane...
roomtwelve.com arborheights.wikispaces.com www.ahlness.com
earthdaybags.org northwestartists.org theshiningplace.com
arborheights.com elmgroveproductions.com sogreatajoy.com
Tictech menbakebetter.com livingmysteries.com
Random Thoughts 
of Louis Schmier
Peregrine Falcon Slideshow somuchbeauty.org

Personal History

I grew up in the Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota) and then moved to Manchester, Connecticut. I received a BA in psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1973. I then moved to Seattle, where I received my teaching certificate and M.Ed. from the University of Washington.
I am a member of The Recording Academy and enjoy voting on the Grammy Awards every year!

Education Web Stuff

I am the developer of the Arbor Heights Home Page, on the web now for over twenty-two years!  
Every spring I coordinate the Earth Day Groceries Project, which I began on the Internet in 1994.
I'm honored to maintain the complete archive of The Random Thoughts of Louis Schmier.
I was the moderator of tictech, an email discussion list dealing with information about technology in education in the Seattle Public Schools.

Personal Web Stuff

  A few years ago my third grade class had a great time observing and naming a young peregrine falcon in Minnesota!  Here's a slideshow
My parents, Bob and Audrey Ahlness, had a pretty swell time at their 50th wedding anniversary 20+ years ago. 
Finally, a link to the site I maintain for my talented wife Janeanne Houston.  Check out her recordings: 
  So Great A Joy
(2001)
  Living Mysteries
(2002)
  So Much Beauty (2004)
  The Shining Place (2006)