Park Swings begging for children

Our Leisure Heritage

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 a political statement (Heaven forbid!), but rather a reminder of the…

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. According to a report published by the Transamerica Center for Retirement…

Yosemite Valley with Bridalveil Falls

I Feel the Earth Move

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 men on Planet Earth. John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author,…

Diver

Making Magic with Art

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 elementary school vice-principal and has always had a soft spot for…