Meeting my high school teacher 38 years later

Reconnecting with My High School Teacher

Who was your favorite high school teacher? Mine was Mrs. Myrra Lee, of Helix High School in La Mesa, California, a suburb of San Diego. Through an odd, but emotional set of circumstances, I discovered Mrs. Lee  was celebrating her 90th birthday in San Diego in July 2016, and her family posted an open invitation on Facebook to…

Experiential Education allows students to attempt challenges and face their fears.

Are Challenges Beneath You?

Teaching at a university certainly gives me interesting perspectives. Recently, as part of one of my classes in the recreation and parks major, we got to spend the day team-building and climbing. On our university campus, Peak Adventures Challenge Center offers a high-ropes course, open to students, staff and the public. Students are required to…

College students blow bubbles as an expression of spontaneous play in their Leisure Lifestyle development course.

Leisure is a State of Mind

Have you ever tried to define the word “leisure?” Does it manifest as a recreational activity, a wonderful cruise, or a spiritual experience in communing with nature? If you answered yes to any and all, you would be correct. The definition of leisure is as varied as there are people on planet Earth. The textbook…

Stingers Doors. Sacramento State University doors to gym. Hornets are the teams' mascot.

Stingers Up for Thursday Doors

As a “part-time professor” I get to enjoy the fresh air walking around campus at Sacramento State University. Now that I have discovered Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors feature, I actually look for doors to photograph! As I walked around campus during my last week of the Fall semester, I saw these doors that are near and…

Late-Summer-cone-flowers

Under Construction

If we were having coffee today, I would wish you a happy Labor Day weekend and toast the holiday with a nice Colombian medium roast. I can offer you a variety of teas if you prefer. Labor Day, observed as a national holiday on the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor…