Category: Leisure Education

My Place in the World as a (Leisure) Educator

University students blow bubbles to prove that spontaneity in leisure is rewarding.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela I spent 35 years in the world of public parks and recreation providing clients with quality leisure experiences. The last 13 years before I…

Variations of Higher Education

student bicycles line the sidewalk

The Weekly Photo Challenge does just that: it offers a challenge to photographers and photo-bloggers to find or take pictures of people, places and things of interest. This week, my challenge was going back into the classroom to teach a new set of university…

Ascending Steps to Greatness

the ascent to greatness

The weekly photo challenge asks us to show  our interpretation of upward movement with the theme Ascend. This was my last week of teaching classes for the semester. As I graded my last online final, I recalled how, the week before, I asked students…

Do You Walk a Pedestrian Path?

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will. Quote by Vernon Howard

When simply walking won’t do! The word Pedestrian brings to mind someone walking along a path, sidewalk, or street. It also means “lacking inspiration or excitement; dull,” according to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. In my leisure perspective, pedestrians are also found hiking on trails, climbing…

A Somewhat Transient Migration

Swallow fly in chaos around their nests.

Perhaps the famed migration of the Swallows from their winter home in Argentina to San Juan Capistrano isn’t as fleeting as the theme Transient suggests, but try taking photos of them near their nests and transience takes on a whole new meaning. The nesting…

Our Leisure Heritage

Park Swings begging for children

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…

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.…

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