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.…

Let’s Walk a Marathon – Internal Fitness Programme – Preparation Day – Plan, Clothing, Fluids, Stretching.

SUP-Time

For those who have read my blog for a while, you know I am committed to fitness. I have been active my entire life, from mom taking us on walks as young children, taking us for endless hikes on Yosemite high country trails, to…

I Feel the Earth Move

Yosemite Valley with Bridalveil Falls

If you are a wilderness geek like me, you might know that today, April 21st is the 179th birthday of John Muir. If you didn’t know, let me tell you why he may have been considered (in my eyes) one of the most important…

What Swimming With Whale Sharks Taught Me

What swimming with whale sharks taught me

The beginning of a brand new year can be inspiring for most of us. Last year I experienced something I never thought I would do. This is a re-post from January 2016. I hope you enjoy reading this once more. Several weeks ago, while…

Making Magic with Art

Diver

Traveling this week for the Thanksgiving holidays found us in my cousin’s house near Portland, Oregon. Many of us California family members visit every couple of years to the Pacific Northwest for some family holiday time. A former teacher, my cousin is now an…

Never Ending Quest for Food

Hummingbirds' quest for food

If you are a bird watcher, you know that birds love to eat! Every day I delight in watching my hummingbird family enjoying their hourly quest for food. The male is very brave and has been know to fly right up to me as…

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