Happy Blogging Anniversary: Why TMI is Not What it Seems

Has it really been a year? Last September, I decided to dust off my blog, then titled "Insights by Terri Webster Schrandt." I looked at the WordPress Reader and saw the invitation for Blogging 101. Although I started my blog in October, 2011, it was very narrowly focused and bored even me. It was time …

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Bahia Hotel Dock

San Diego Conference Room View

Local Flavor Four years ago in the month of February, I had the honor of presenting an educational session at the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Aquatics Conference held in San Diego. The three day event was held at the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay. In between sessions I captured this photo on …

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Baja Deep Ocean

No Thanks, You’re Too Deep!

As much as I love the outdoors and all things water sports, there is a place I won't go. I refuse to go below 20 feet under the ocean. Below that depth might as well be the abyss! If you have followed my blog, you know that I post about my love affair with water, …

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Toyota Rav4

To Drive or Walk?

Do or Die Today's daily prompt challenges us to justify the existence of a person, place or thing in 300 words, else it will disappear. The thing I've chosen takes me places, carries everything I need for a session on the water, and protects me from harm... My car. My daughter's wonderful PT Cruiser was …

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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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Ick! My Spidey-Sense is Tingling

Embrace the Ick SPIDERS. The very word conjures up the creepy, crawly, heebie-jeebies. My mom taught my brother and me, as kids, to love tarantulas and snakes. We had a terrarium that was home to those critters, and yes, they had names, but they escape me for the moment. And, no, the critters never escaped. …

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SUP at Home on Rainy Soil

When we travel to La Ventana, Baja Sur Mexico, in the wintertime for our windsurfing vacations, the last thing we want to experience is rain! Rain in the desert happens, but after leaving the typically rainy Northern California in January, we wanted sun and wind! Our friend owns a home in La Ventana and we …

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