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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Enough is Enough: Why I Had to Retire

Exactly one month ago, I retired from public service in recreation and parks, after 31 years. I shared several blog posts about my retirement experience, including a guest post on A Momma’s View. I thought this might be a good way to wind up my retirement series with a post from the daily prompt Enough Is …

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Number Sightings: A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time How often do you see this number? Does this number in the photo above jump out at you at random moments? The number can only appear twice daily on a digital clock, so the odds may be pretty good. I estimate that I see this exact number on my clock in …

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Re-Spring Your Step with Some Dog Walkin’

There is nothing that puts a spring in my step than a walk or jog with my precious pups, Aero and Gideon. A simple mention of the word "walk" has these pups wriggling and woofing with delight. If they catch me putting on my black exercise pants, the fun begins as they both fall on the …

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Perspectives On…Advice to Myself

Present-day you meets 10-years-ago you for coffee. Share with your younger self the most challenging thing, the most rewarding thing, and the most fun thing they have to look forward to. A conversation overheard at Starbucks in mid-November, 2014: Mrs. Terri: "Wow, Miss Terri, it is so great to see you again. I can't believe it …

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Dream Reader: Perspectives On…Being A Disappointed Daughter

As I delve more into blogging each day, sharing my perspectives, I’m challenged with the notion that I am a disappointed daughter. My mother may never see this, not because she has passed on, but because she is living in a nursing home since 2010, at the young age of 74. Mom’s health has always …

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