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Post by Frank_Wx on Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:37 pm

amugs wrote:Folks,

As an educator of 26 years I have had my fair share of ups and downs with parents, students, administration and peers. This one has struck me to the core though. A student of my mine made the horrible decision today to take his life by jumping off the Garden State Plaza parking garage deck this morning. This is the third such incident we have had in our school (the other 2 were alumni - Madison Holleran a national story back in 2014? yes a NH grad and then her good friend Mike Menakis 2 months later at TCNJ). Our school is rocked to teh core with this one cause he was our, my student who sat at Station #19 in the CAD LAB in my CAD 2 class. I had the pleasure of teaching his oldest sister back in 2006 and had his brother and his other sister in classes. I have the dubious task tomorrow of seeing this class that this young man was in and I ask for your prayers to give me strength to be strong and stand before them not only as their teacher but as another adult human being who mentors these young people. To give them a message that they will understand and be realistic about. I stood before my soccer program in 2006 to deliver a message that one of our own program brothers passed from a brain tumor. That was not easy but for some reason this one is hitting harder.  I also want to pray for his family and his friends that they maybe able to get through this most difficult time. May he, Angel (yes that is his name) rest in eternal peace.

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Just getting around to this Mugs.

My township - Cranford - has had student suicides too. There were a couple when I was in high school and I recall one when I was in college. Anyway, it is very difficult to deal with. You can't help but feel awful for their families but also wonder what could have possibly gone wrong in their lives to bring them to that decision. Luckily there are teachers like you who I'm sure the majority, if not 99.999% of students, love interacting with or talking to.

May Angel rest in peace!

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Post by Frank_Wx on Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:38 pm

On another note...

I am leaving for Iceland Thursday night. I can't wait. I heard from many it is a surreal experience.

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Post by docstox12 on Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:31 pm

Frank_Wx wrote:
amugs wrote:Folks,

As an educator of 26 years I have had my fair share of ups and downs with parents, students, administration and peers. This one has struck me to the core though. A student of my mine made the horrible decision today to take his life by jumping off the Garden State Plaza parking garage deck this morning. This is the third such incident we have had in our school (the other 2 were alumni - Madison Holleran a national story back in 2014? yes a NH grad and then her good friend Mike Menakis 2 months later at TCNJ). Our school is rocked to teh core with this one cause he was our, my student who sat at Station #19 in the CAD LAB in my CAD 2 class. I had the pleasure of teaching his oldest sister back in 2006 and had his brother and his other sister in classes. I have the dubious task tomorrow of seeing this class that this young man was in and I ask for your prayers to give me strength to be strong and stand before them not only as their teacher but as another adult human being who mentors these young people. To give them a message that they will understand and be realistic about. I stood before my soccer program in 2006 to deliver a message that one of our own program brothers passed from a brain tumor. That was not easy but for some reason this one is hitting harder.  I also want to pray for his family and his friends that they maybe able to get through this most difficult time. May he, Angel (yes that is his name) rest in eternal peace.

Mugs

Just getting around to this Mugs.

My township - Cranford - has had student suicides too. There were a couple when I was in high school and I recall one when I was in college. Anyway, it is very difficult to deal with. You can't help but feel awful for their families but also wonder what could have possibly gone wrong in their lives to bring them to that decision. Luckily there are teachers like you who I'm sure the majority, if not 99.999% of students, love interacting with or talking to.

May Angel rest in peace!


Mugs, sorry for the delay in offering my condolences on this dreadful event you and the students went through.God be with you Mugs!!
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Post by docstox12 on Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:33 pm

Frank_Wx wrote:On another note...

I am leaving for Iceland Thursday night. I can't wait. I heard from many it is a surreal experience.

Frank, I've taken some You Tube video trips to Iceland and it's breathtaking with it's landscapes.Hope you get to meet a lot of people there and find out how life is.Safe travels Frank! Let us know how it all went.
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Post by weatherwatchermom on Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:06 am

Frank_Wx wrote:On another note...

I am leaving for Iceland Thursday night. I can't wait. I heard from many it is a surreal experience.

how exciting. I have a friend who went this summer and had a wonderful time!! enjoy!
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Post by Frank_Wx on Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:43 am

Some photos from my trip to Iceland:








































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Post by docstox12 on Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:41 pm

Absolutely incredible Frank! Glad you had a good time.Must be some amazing weather events in that country!
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Post by dkodgis on Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:15 am

Stunning pictures. Beautiful and I want to go now.
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Post by Dunnzoo on Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:23 am

Happy Birthday Alex!

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Post by mwilli5783 on Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:48 pm

another earthquake 7.3 south phillipines,tsumani warning in effect

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Post by Frank_Wx on Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:38 pm

Jake and I on Christmas. He's tracked winter storms with me into the night. I no longer live home anymore. I'm now in Morristown (north central NJ). My girlfriend has some big paws to fill...


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Post by billg315 on Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:44 pm

She sure does. Hopefully Jake can still use his canine instincts to keep up with the storm trends without you. Wouldn’t want him to miss out. :-) But, lots of good watering holes in Morristown so that’s a bonus.
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Post by jmanley32 on Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:58 pm

If you guys like lo fi hip hop trip hop beats with low key piano (no real vocals, maybe a few samples), I highly recommend this 24/7 live stream it def helps me relax and is great for working to or studying.

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Post by Frank_Wx on Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:26 am

Some pics from Barcelona
































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Post by docstox12 on Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:40 am

GREAT photos Frank! Looks like that little cutie in that costume has the hots for you,LOL!
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Post by dkodgis on Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:55 am

Barcelona is an odd city in terms of being "Spanish". It is more cosmopolitan with the influx of Europeans. However, it does have its charms found nowhere else. Enjoy the seafood.
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Post by Dunnzoo on Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:10 am

Very nice Frank! Have fun!

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Post by docstox12 on Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:07 am

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Post by weatherwatchermom on Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:58 am

Great pictures Frank..wasn't the market fun ..we went and had great food and fun!
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Post by Frank_Wx on Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:54 pm

Someone entertain me I'm sick


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Post by docstox12 on Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:59 pm

Frank_Wx wrote:Someone entertain me I'm sick


A Buddy visiting a sick buddy in the Hospital

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Post by Math23x7 Yesterday at 2:57 am

Frank_Wx wrote:Someone entertain me I'm sick



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Post by weatherwatchermom Yesterday at 9:47 am

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Post by weatherwatchermom Yesterday at 9:49 am



sorry Frank I could not resist...I hope you feel better...we all had the flu at the same time.. I was 2 guys against one girl in the house...and it was like this...someone had to take care of the dogs and feed the sick...FEEL BETTER!!!


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Post by Dunnzoo Yesterday at 10:26 am

weatherwatchermom wrote:

sorry Frank I could not resist...I hope you feel better...we all had the flu at the same time.. I was 2 guys against one in the house...and it was like this...someone had to take the dogs and feed the sick...FEEL BETTER!!!



lol! Yep Joanne, have that at my house too!

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