Friday, January 6, 2017


January 6, 2011:

It's official! I won an IPad from the Shop Local Contest @elkridgepatch. 32gb -- woo hoo! Thanks, patchfolks! #sojazzed 

Yes, I won a contest once,  and it was pretty amazing. Back in the day when Patch was young and we thought it would be the answer to local journalism, I entered a contest just to be a good sport and I won.

It sounds hokey, but it's true. Having an iPad changed my life. I take it everywhere. I use it for music teaching, for lesson planning, for taking notes at faculty meetings. I take it to restaurants if I'm dining alone. If I'm at a community meeting or BoE meeting, I've got my iPad.

And it's the first thing I reach for every morning when I write this blog.

That original iPad is long gone, I'm on my third now. When I saw the reminder this morning in my Facebook memories it made me smile.

Thanks, Patch.

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