Recognizing canine parvo-virus in your dog

Dog Days of Summer: Recognizing Canine Parvo-Virus

This post is intended to educate dog owners about the serious and sometimes fatal threat of canine parvo-virus. Many of you have "met" my pup Brodie, a purebred Boykin Spaniel. If not, feel free to read about it in Me and My Aero: For the love of a Dog Brodie came into our lives at …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Mom-and-Me

A Disappointed Daughter’s Perspective for Mother’s Day

Back in September, I wrote a post that elicited an emotional response from a variety of readers. For Mother's Day, I would like the share this again. For my mom; my dream reader As I delve more into blogging each day, sharing my perspectives, I’m challenged with the notion that I am a disappointed daughter. My …

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Teacher of the Year

When I was in high school, I had the distinct honor of having a teacher who became the National Teacher of the Year in 1977. Her name was Myrra Lee. Mrs. Lee taught three incredible courses that forever changed my life. In tenth grade, sophomore year, all students were required to take Social Living. This …

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