Welcome to The Geekly Reader

Greetings, and welcome to my blog, The Geekly Reader.  I am very excited about the partnership between The News Herald and a group of Downriver Bloggers.  When Karl Ziomek, Managing Editor for The News Herald, put out the call for local bloggers to join the team, I immediately fired off an email to express my interest.  My idea for a blog was simple; write about what I know (just like any writing teacher will tell their students).  My focus will be on technology and literacy.  I love gadgets and I love to read.

Here is a little about myself, besides the little bio to the side.  I am a life-long Downriver resident (except for a few years during elementary school when the family moved to the Chicago area).  After graduating from Carlson High School in Gibraltar, I earned a degree in Secondary Education from Eastern Michigan University.  After graduating from Eastern I was quickly teaching language arts right back at Carlson High School.  I then went back to Eastern for a Masters degree in Education Leadership.  Soon after completing the Education Leadership Masters I decided to go back to school again, this time at Wayne State University to earn a Masters of Library and Information Science.  With that degree in hand, I was able to move into the Media Center and become a school librarian/media specialist/teacher librarian/liby/whatever.  I am not one for titles.  I love my job for a number of reasons, but most importantly it allows me to be in daily contact with technology and reading materials.  I am also able to teach children about new technological advances and the joys of reading.

So, what to expect in this blog?  I plan to write a few times a week about books, magazines, newspapers, blogs, websites, gadgets, technology and education.  Please feel free to comment on any posts.  If you would like to contact me about a topic or have a question, feel free to email me here mpehote@mac.com  


  1. Hooray for you, Mike!! Kudos! I will be looking forward to each and every entry.

    I am a big fan of your writing and your subject matter.

    Mary Stewart


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