Author Archive - doug alford

Day 1: When Students Meet Schedules!

February 28, 2016
Greetings, e-participants of the 2016 Sophomore Four Point! I am Doug Alford, your friendly blogger and photographer for this exciting, fun-filled extravaganza of a week! Check back here regularly as we move through the week,…Read More

Crawling across the finish line

February 23, 2016
OVERHEARD ON SKI PATROL: “Hey Jefe, snow is cold!” Oh really? So here we are, in the final week of the winter term at Gould Academy. The last big push-over-the-cliff before Four Point and Spring…Read More

Gouldies are heroes too!

February 9, 2016
OVERHEARD IN SPANISH CLASS: Mr Alford, is the movie “The Martian” a cartoon, or was it actually filmed on Mars? Heroes are special things. And I’m not talking about the kind you see here, the kind…Read More

Odds and Ends (and typing with one hand)

February 2, 2016
OVERHEARD IN THE LIBRARY (for the 1,263,874th time): Hey Mr. Alford, can we do “High School Musical” this spring? Sigh. Maybe, Tarin. Maybe. There’s a lot going on at The Academy right now. And by “a…Read More

Lists, and lists of lists

January 12, 2016
OVERHEARD IN MY LIVING ROOM: “Dad, people are stealing your “top 10 lists”. You should write a “top 11 list.”   Because, as Nigel Tufnel likes to say, “These go to eleven!” So, here we go,…Read More

2016: My first top-10 list

January 5, 2016
OVERHEARD IN SPANISH CLASS: “Wait, Mr Alford, do Jewish people also celebrate Christmas?” No lie. Happy New Year! We are back and at it at the Academy! The sun was up, the cold was out, and we…Read More