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    Wow! While checking in at the Crew Lounge this morning, I noticed what appeared to be a larger number below my post...five digits instead of four! Yes, I must have passed the 10 000 post count sometime around the beginning of the New Year as I am a further 25 or so posts past the mark. [:-party][:-party]

    With that being said, I want to say just how great it is to be a part of this wonderful forum. I've learned so much through its pages over the past few years. It has also been a joy for me to share some of my modelling tips and ideas with the group, and if I have helped even one other forum member with their learning, then it has all been worthwhile. [:-apple][:-apple]

    I was reading a recent article in The Ottawa Citizen stating that the children born on New Year's Day this year are born to parents of the new generation where instant media and instant gratification abounds. This, combined with the fast paced stimuli of television shows and video games has served to shorten or, in some cases, eliminate attention spans.

    I've done research into Gifted Learners and the one common trait that these people share is their ability to persevere with a task over great periods of time. They do not require instant gratification...rather the sense that gratification will come after tremendous effort and patience has been put forth in a project. It is also my belief that every child has a "gift" and it is part of my job to help encourage them to discover this gift. [:-graduate][:-graduate]

    What better way to teach patience and appreciation for hard work done than through the efforts of model building, those activities we pursue here at the Railroad-Line Forum, including the time it takes to photograph and document the build. On a weekly basis in my classroom, I present activities that challenge my students to persevere with the activity over a longer period of time. It is my hope that they learn the value of patience, dedication and joy after completing a challenging task.'s to another 10 000 posts...check in a few years down the road for 20 000! [:-apple] [:-apple]
    Mike Hamer

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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    • #3
      Congratulations Mike!


      • #4
        Congratulations, Mike, and well said.


        • #5
          Congratulations Mike on reaching this 10,000 posts + milestone!

          I was reading your post until I got to the part about attention spans,and you lost me.

          I could not imagine this forum without you!

          Thanks for all you do around here!

          Greg Shinnie


          • #6
            Excellent post there too Mike!

            Making 10000 certainly proves you have much to say and show, and we appreciate it!

            Your observation about the gifted is spot on!

            I only hope that's not the only segment of the population that will be able to get things done!

            And, your occupation suits you so well, it's scary! Anyway we can clone about 50,000 of you, and distribute them to classrooms all over the world?

            Thanks for being a teacher! :up:


            • #7
              Congratulations Mike. I always enjoy watching your builds.

              Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.


              • #8
                Congratulations Mike or reaching your goal. Thank you for sharing all of your builds.
                Chuck Faist

                Burlington, Ontario

                Enjoy yourself it is later than you think!


                • #9

                  Congratulations. Your work and help are always appreciated.
                  Tom M.


                  • #10
                    Well done, and well said, Mike!

                    Please keep them coming!


                    in Michigan


                    • #11
                      congratulations Mike. I'm just shy of 1000 posts here, I've got a long way to catch up to you!


                      • #12
                        That's a nice milestone, Mike. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!



                        • #13
                          Good going Mike. Always a treat to read one of your posts. Keep them coming!!

                          "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln


                          • #14
                            I just looked and I have 2,229 posts and my profile says I make 1.67 posts per day. That means I need 7,771 posts to get to 10,000. That is 4,653.29 days or 12.75 years ..

                            Nahhh .. never going to happen.


                            • #15
                              Quite an outpouring, Mike!
                              Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                              Cedar Swamp
                              SW of Manistique, MI

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