I grew up in the Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota)
and then moved to Connecticut.
I received a BA in psychology
from the University of Connecticut in 1973
(I'm the guy with the longest hair).
I then moved to Seattle, where I received my teaching
certificate and M.Ed. from the University
Oh yeah, I was an elementary public school teacher for 31
I am the developer of the Arbor
Heights Home Page. One of the first schools on the web, the site has been
there since 1994!
Every spring I coordinate the Earth
Day Groceries Project, which I began on the Internet in 1994.
set up the original archive of The
Random Thoughts of Louis Schmier, which I migrated to his
active blog. Not too many blogs go back to 1993!
was the moderator of tictech,
an email discussion list dealing with information about technology in education
in the Seattle Public Schools.
A few years ago my
third grade class had a great time observing and naming a young peregrine
falcon in Minnesota! Here's a
had a pretty swell time at their 50th wedding anniversary
20+ years ago.
Pre-covid, I ran the
blog for the Education Program at Seattle's Pike Place Market.
Alliance is where I get to keep pushing my passion for
Finally, a link to
the site I maintain for my talented wife