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STC Stealth Famous

For when STC makes you famous without anyone realizing it, but yourself.

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Can you get more STC Stealth Famous than when you’re in the middle of the Summit ’14 ad?

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I’m hiding under the “New Leads”. This photo was taken at Summit 2015 and used to advertise Summit 2016.

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And when you appear in the Year in Review brochure wearing a backpack, about to enter the exhibit hall from Summit ’15, you’re stealth famous. But not as stealth famous as the people in the other photo.

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I swear that’s the top of my head, behind Lori. Note the STC-PMC VP, Danielle, in the lower-left, and STC President and PMC member, Adriane, is standing in the center.

Random Stuff

There will be a quiz later. Also I was a dual major of History and English. So there is history below.

Banner Photo

The cliffs across the top of my website are Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. They are north of the north rim of the Grand Canyon. I went backpacking behind them through a slot canyon called Buckskin Gulch and the Paria River Canyon in 2013. The rock formations known as “The Wave” are there too.

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I am very tiny in this photo of the Paria River Canyon.

Yosemite

Yosemite is one of my favorite places. I was fortunate to spend the better part of a week hiking there in 2010.

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Panorama Point, on the Panorama Trail, above Illilouette Fall. Royal Arches and North Dome across the valley.

Grand Canyon

I also backpacked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back up in 2010.

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Hermit Trail on the way down. Silly hat, but it kept the sun off me.

Acadia

I even wrote a little guidebook about this park.

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Sunrise in Acadia, above Otter Cliff.

Greyhounds

We rescued two retired greyhounds.

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Also in Acadia, on the Schoodic Peninsula.

Where I Live

I live just outside Philadelphia in a community known for:

  • Having the most millionaires per square mile in the US, 120 years ago.
  • Jay Cooke, financier of the Union during the Civil War, used to own the land next to my home.
    • His estate, Ogontz, became a finishing school for girls, and Amelia Earhart attended.
  • Harry Elkins Widener, for whom the Harvard library is named, grew up on the estate a few blocks from my house. He perished on the Titanic, and a local church has Tiffany glass windows in his honor. The same church has Jay Cooke’s desk, bible, and gravesite.
  • Ezra Pound went to a military academy 3 blocks from my house, as did President Grant’s son. The property is now the school district admin offices.
  • Camp William Penn, the largest training camp for African American soldiers was in my township.
  • Lucretia Mott, the women’s rights and anti-slavery activist, lived in my township. The area where Camp William Penn was is named LaMott in her honor.
  • Bill Cosby has a house two miles from me. This used to be a more fun topic.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu and Reggie Jackson went to the my township high school.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s only synagogue, Beth Shalom, is a few blocks away, as is the Breyer’s Ice Cream estate.