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Trip Report For Milwaukee, WI

Hey there!

Here is a video on a short trip report for Milwaukee, WI.  It was a very nice trip and a lot of fun sightseeing!



Young, But Insightful

Written by Joy M. Procida

Well, it has come to the end of the fall semester.  I forgot how much work school is and I can remember saying in 2002 when I obtained my certificate in medical transcription that I would never go back to school.  Yeah, right!  There has been some good things though that I can carry with me from this experience.

One thing I do have to mention is that being an older student, most of my classmates are much, much younger than I.  But, you know, a lot of them are very good students and I have actually learned from quite a few of them especially those students in my Drawing 1 class.  Thanks guys!  I’m gonna miss all of you!

A lot of them have had more experience than I with using different mediums as well as having a good understanding of the fundamentals of drawing and when I needed some information, they jumped right in and offered to help and provide that information for me.

Not only did they have helpful information for the drawing process, they had good adult insight into mature matters as well.  On Tuesday, I was becoming a little anxious about having to discuss my future goals with my faculty adviser because he is not the easiest person to talk with and one of the students offered some pretty good insight for me.  She said, when I want to say something mean to someone, I do the exact opposite and say something nice instead.  And ya know that was a very good answer.

So even though most of the students could be my children, they have a lot of insight to offer and a lot of knowledge to share………don’t cut them short because they are young.

Signing off!


The Swimming Polar Bear

Written by Joy M. Procida

You know, it never fails that when you want to be somewhere at the right time, you just miss it.  And you’re probably wondering where that beginning is going to take us on our Excellent Adventure this post?  The Pittsburgh Zoo…. Read the rest of this entry

‘Tis The Season…..

Written by Joy M. Procida

Well, the time has finally come. ‘Tis the season! What does that actually mean, ’tis the season? Or, should I better ask, what does ’tis the season mean to you? Read the rest of this entry

Giving…Passion In Disguise?

Written by Joy M. Procida

As a lot of you know, both Jill and I are musicians and play in a few ensembles and I got to thinking that there are a lot of people that give up their time to volunteer for community organizations.   Everyone knows that in this day and age, time is priceless and hard to give up.   So, why do people do it then?


Do you ever take notice of how little time people have, but yet, they always seem to have time for what they enjoy doing most?   I’m guilty of this, we all are.  It’s that we tend to spend time that we don’t have on things that we are passionate about.  I love playing music and being back in school has pretty much taken up a good bit more time than I would like, but you know, I will continue to play music despite not having the time to do so because I’m so passionate about playing.

Anyway you look at it, giving is giving…….even if it is disguised as passion.


One of My Favorite Quotes

When God is about to do something great, he starts with a difficulty. When he is about to do something truly magnificent, he starts with an impossibility

— Armin Gesswein

How To Shoplift The Right Way

Written by Joy Procida


You ever find yourself in a situation where you did something wrong, but you didn’t mean to do it?  Read the rest of this entry