Park Swings begging for children

Our Leisure Heritage

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure. Laurence J. Peter Our Heritage of leisure, recreation and play has roots deep in our government infrastructure. Not just here in the US, but in most countries world-wide. This is not a post about a political statement (Heaven forbid!), but rather a reminder of the…

Dying rose still glorious

Unexpected Beauty of a Dying Rose

Spring is still in the air with crazy weather in the form of hot temps one day and cold rain two days later. With big changes, spring flowers are abundant. I just love smelling the fragrant air as I walk through my neighborhood, especially with the star jasmines and roses blooming! For Musin’ with Susan’s…

Is Work the Missing Ingredient in Your Retirement Happiness Plan? By Robin Trimingham

Originally posted on Olderhood.com:
Is Work the Missing Ingredient in Your Retirement Happiness Plan? By Robin Trimingham There has been a lot of talk lately regarding whether Baby Boomers actually plan to stop working when they retire from their current source of employment. According to a report published by the Transamerica Center for Retirement…

Duck reflections

Winter’s Reflections

Now that it is spring and heading into summer here in Northern California, I can reflect positively on our long, gray winter. It was a rough one for me as Seasonal Affective Disorder insidiously paid me a visit. Not one for sitting around feeling sorry for myself, I ventured outdoors with hubby on some of…

The Art of Relationship-Building in Small Business

The Art of Relationship-Building in Small Business

When launching and running your own small business, what do you think is the most important element for success? Is it having a great product? Ideally, yes. Is it having clever marketing skills or genius business acumen? Sure, these help. Ask Carey Reddick,II, Owner and Chief Designer of Above-Time, Inc, the San Diego-based accessories brand…

Middle School kids sporting their life jackets walk toward the river.

Danger Averted, Too!

While out on a bike ride this morning on the American River Biketrail, I caught a group of middle-schoolers sporting their life-jackets. Seeing this made me very happy as they began their walk toward the water. Bonus points for the bicyclist sitting with his bandaged knee, who apparently experienced a little Danger! of this own! He…