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Mark Ahlness

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I'm retired, after 31 years as a public school teacher.
I live in Seattle, Washington.

Below are a few spaces I have developed, and then a little bio stuff...
Random Thoughts 
of Louis Schmier
Peregrine Falcon Slideshow

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 eighteen 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, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  
Finally, a link to the site I maintain for my talented wife Janeanne Houston.  Check out her recordings: 
  So Great A Joy
  Living Mysteries
  So Much Beauty (2004)
  The Shining Place (2006)