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Found in the comments section of an NPR article, "Pinning Down One Scientists Legacy" dealing with Erwin Schrodinger.

Heisenberg and Schrodinger go for a drive. Heisenberg is heavy on the accelerator and they're pulled over for speeding.
The cop says, "Do you know how fast you were going?"
Heisenberg says, "No, but I can tell you exactly where I was!"
The cop squints his eyes at him and says, "Pop the trunk!"
Heisenberg pushes the button on the dashboard and the cop moves to the back of the car.
The cop says, "Say, you know you have a dead cat in here?"
Schroedinger says, "Well, NOW I do!"
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Just returned from a trip to the limestone mountains in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. All located between Shamal Julphar and Jabel Al Jais. Wonderful hiking and sites to see.
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Nice work I understand that view in mountain of Ras al khaimah
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As stated in the linked video, so many "revolutions" have come, and given way to other "revolutions" that would revolutionize education. No true revolution yet in the arena of education. It is truly about a caring teacher and the learner in a social environment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEmuEWjHr5c
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Totally agree with you. That and stable caring school leadership.
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Interesting read. “The case for banning laptops in the classroom”. Thoughts?
A wealth of studies on students’ use of computers in the classroom supports the notion of banning them.
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Great idea. 
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It seems that lately my mind is filled with silly songs. They just pop in and out from days of the past, or where ever they they might be hiding within the folds of my brain. 

Yesterday, the whistling song from the Irish Spring commercial has invaded my thoughts.
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Photos from a recent trip up to the Phu Tho Province in #Vietnam
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Oooooo ... Dinosaur!!! :-) Several theme park-styled yard ornaments in the #Vietnam countryside. 
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Bach Prelude No. 1 in C Major played on Boomwhackers. Cool! http://on.digg.com/1aq9HB7
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Another evening of enjoyment working with a small group of men to help them improve their English skills. They are so excited at each class. Makes one smile. 
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Only 17 easy steps.  :-)
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The triangle is an instrument so simple that its name is a description of its shape. It's easy to play, but not so easy to play it well.
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This morning it seems that my brain folds have been giving me the complete ceremony for Change of Command ceremony from my AF Band days. My oh my, it has been some time since that has come through my brain folds. The particular song is for Officer's Center with the Officer of the Day March.

For those that may not know this work AF Heritage of American Band has a lovely rendition at http://www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-071009-019.mp3
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I send El Capitan march back at 'cha. :-)
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Teaching swimming lessons to elementary school students today was great, except for the heat. Woof! 100 degrees!! 
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Universal American School Dubai - Director of Technology
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Hornist Michael Gilliland has literally played around the world. From 1989 until January of 1998 he was a member of the United States Air Force Band Program and performed as Principal Horn with the Concert Band, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Quintet, and Chamber Ensemble. With these ensembles he has toured the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Egypt, France, Austria, Greece, and numerous other countries around the world. In attendance at many of these performances were such noted individuals as President George H. W. Bush, President William J. Clinton, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The King and Queen of the Netherlands, President Mikial Gorbachov, President Boris Yeltsin, and numerous Ambassadors and Heads of State.

In 1998 Michael was ready for a less traveling and a more stationary life. He accepted a position with the faculty of Missouri Southern State University as Adjunct Professor of Horn. That summer he also won his position as Principal Horn with the Fort Smith Symphony in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Michael has also performed with the Springfield (MO) Symphony, Springfield (MO) Regional Opera, Northwest Arkansas Symphony, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Philharmonic, and the St. Louis Symphony, as well as a performer at several regional and international workshops of the International Horn Society. Michael has also performed with such artists as The Moody Blues, Mannheim Steamroller, Kevin Eubanks and The Tonight Show Band.

Michael has performed on 13 CD’s of both military and civilian performing groups, including the critically acclaimed CD Music of William Grant Still on the Naxos Label. The international release of this recording is the first in a series of music by the American composer William Grant Still.

Outside of music Michael has recently discovered the adrenaline rush of endurance sports, specifically triathlons. As an avid cyclist Michael wanted to do more than just cruise around the neighborhood on his bicycle, and is now on an incredible journey of health and fitness training for the three events of swimming, cycling, and running in triathlons.

Michael's teachers include Dr. Wayne Harrell, Dr. Bill Scharnberg, Roland Pandolfi (St. Louis Symphony), Jim Wehrman (St. Louis Symphony), Tom Bacon (International Solosit), and Dr. Verle Ormsby.
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