My first use of Gutenberg Editor

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So, I recorded a video with Tammie Lister yesterday about the Gutenberg Editor and used this website. Below is the finished video….

The Story of Bob

A story by Camryn Uscio and John Parkinson.

“Bob, get up!”


Bob rolled over in bed, hearing his mother calling for him to get out of bed. He started to go back to sleep but then he remembered that today was the first day of school!

Yes! Bob jumped out of bed and ran downstairs where is mother was waiting for him. He looked at the kitchen table and saw that his mother had his breakfast ready to eat. Bob sat down and started eating his cereal. He told his mommy that he was happy that today was the day he would finally get to go to school!

Bob finally got to school. He was so exited to meet his teacher! When he got to his classroom his teacher was not there! On the first day of school!
Instead of Mrs.Smith he had a really mean substitute. Bob got really mad!
The substitute teachers name was Mrs. Meanface. She had a REALLY mean face and she was very loud! Everybody in Bob's class was scared of her. Some kids cried when she talked.

Finally it was lunch time and the kids went to the cafeteria. Bob opened his lunch.There was his favorite sandwich, carrots, celery and an…….ONION! Bob's mommy put an onion in his lunch instead of an apple!

Bob did not know what to do. He took the onion up to Mrs. Meanface to show her. He held the onion up to her even though he was scared. Mrs. Meanface looked down at Bob, a frown on her face and said"What do you want Bob?" Bob just stood there with the onion in his hand. He didn't know what to say.

Mrs.Meanface took the onion from bob. Several seconds went by and she started to smile. "Bob, I love onions, how did you know?' She took a great big bite and had a great big smile on her face!

“Mmmmmm,I love onions Bob! You made me a very happy substitute teacher today!"

Bob came back from lunch and recess. And Mrs.Meanface turned into Mrs.Happyface! And it turned out to be the best day of school!

The end!

WordCamp Jackson

When I found out that my friend Kyle Maurer was planning a first time  WordCamp in his hometown of Jackson, Michigan I knew I had to make the trip. I have attended WordCamp Ann Arbor the last three or four years but chose to forego that event in favor of Jackson.

I asked my son Michael if he would like to go with me, knowing full well what his answer would be. I registered both of us on the WordCamp Jackson when tickets became available and signed Michael up as a volunteer.

For people who may no be aware, Michael is 35 years old, works full time at our local Walmart and is mentally challenged.

This is a video I created after our trip to WordCamp Ann Arbor last year.

I can’t really say enough about the people in the WordPress Community, who have accepted Michael and have included him in activities like the WordCamp Jackson Speaker Dinner puzzle games.

As far as the actual WordCamp, everything went very well. We arrived in time to catch a couple of sessions Friday afternoon and attend the speaker dinner. BTW, stuffed crust pizza rocks!

Saturday was a fairly early start, arriving at the venue a little before 8:00. I was assigned the duty of doorman at the front door for the building had to remain locked. This was something that I was well suited for and I have plans to continue in this capacity when I retire in a couple of years!

I was able to attend the sessions that were of interest to me and I gave a lightning talk about the WordPress Community at 2:45. My presentation was well received and I had several questions.

One of my goals for this WordCamp was to try to video interview someone for the WordPress Community Interview Series. This is something that I have been doing for almost a year as part of my volunteer efforts with WordPress TV. I got very lucky and spent about 20 minutes interviewing Cate DeRosia, who is in the process of planning WordCamp Grand Rapids.

The after party had a burrito bar and a Jazz trio! It was really cool!

All in all, WordCamp Jackson was a great experience for Michael and I. Well worth the 6 hour dive from Eastern Ohio. Well done Kyle Maurer and the rest of the organizers and volunteers!

Thanks for all of your hard work!