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 …

Continue reading Reconnecting with My High School Teacher

Steps to Education lead to the future.

The Future Begins with Steps to Education

"The potential of things to come" is the theme of the weekly photo challenge depicting the  Future. Walking from my classroom on campus a few months ago, I was intrigued by the way the stairs looked on this overcast day. These stairs lead from the east edge of the university campus to the bike trail and …

Continue reading The Future Begins with Steps to Education

Teamwork allows these climbers to face challenges and fears.

Weekend Coffee Share: In Which I Find Harmony

It has really been a long time since I shared a post for Weekend Coffee Share. I have missed having coffee with you all. Let’s take a nice coffee break and catch up! If we were having coffee I would ask you what does it take to find harmony in our lives? When we think …

Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: In Which I Find Harmony

Bright red leaf colors peak in mid-November

Weekend Coffee Share: In the Middle

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that here, in the middle of November, I am smack-dab in the middle of several different projects. How would you like your hot beverage today? I’m still all about the pumpkin spice-flavored coffee. What am I in the middle of, you ask? First, the master bedroom …

Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: In the Middle

Entrance to Art Building Sacramento State U

Dare to Enter: Thursday Doors

I recently discovered a fun, weekly photography event called "Thursday Doors" hosted by Norm 2.0. This is my first post and I am excited to present: ...the art room door at Sacramento State University. The campus has a variety of interesting doors, but many are of the "government-issue" variety, complete with the double glass doors. …

Continue reading Dare to Enter: Thursday Doors

College Notebooks

Education Page

While blogging, I have happily met several bloggers who are educators, whether they are elementary school teachers, middle school or high school teachers, university professors, or part-time lecturers like myself. We all have something in common: passion for teaching, mentoring and educating young people and adults. I created an education page for my blog. Please …

Continue reading Education Page

Students-at-Ropes-Course

Mentoring for Success

As a university educator, I have the honor and privilege of shaping the minds of young adults. My retirement from public service required that I take one semester off from teaching. I realize how much I miss being on campus with adults seeking education for their future careers. My daughter is in her final semester …

Continue reading Mentoring for Success

Parachute Games

Today marks my feature, Leisurely Thursdays, where I focus on recreation and leisure and all things related. Leisure Education is the focus in today’s post. Teaching part-time as a university lecturer is one of the best jobs I have ever had. I teach in the Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration (RPTA) department at a state …

Continue reading Parachute Games

Perspectives On…Retirement, Part 3: Empty Work Spaces

It is 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 16th. I have 4 working days left. I have packed up a few more things from my office. I have deleted REALLY OLD files and saved others on a shared drive. I have taken all my personal items down from the walls. It really feels like someone has …

Continue reading Perspectives On…Retirement, Part 3: Empty Work Spaces

Perspectives On…Last Lecture

As an educator, I have the distinct honor and privilege of shaping young minds. I teach a required, general education course (writing intensive), called Perspectives On Leisure (now you know what inspired the name of my blog). In tonight's class (our last), my last lecture reminds students of their newly discovered leisure ethic. Here is …

Continue reading Perspectives On…Last Lecture

College Notebooks

Perspectives On…Mountain Desktop

I have the honor of being a part-time lecturer for a large northern California university. I teach part-time, usually one night class per semester, in addition to my day job (15 days to go, incidentally). The Fall semester found me teaching two classes this time, so I have been ridiculously busy, preparing lectures, physically teaching …

Continue reading Perspectives On…Mountain Desktop