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Sunday Stills: Your 2020 #Retrospective

I had originally thought to take a break until January 10, then realized I’m a bit bored, so why not jump back into blogging? Especially with this theme of looking back on our 2020 retrospective. A retrospective shows our year in words, photos, stories, and other creative endeavors. Share your good and bad, your best …

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Sunday Stills: Back to #School

Last week I took a short break from Sunday Stills to travel to San Diego for my high school’s 40th year class reunion (1978). Did you enjoy the break? I know a few bloggers posted a couple of Sunday Stills’ favorites! By the looks of my e-mail inbox, I see more folks are posting more …

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Sunday Stills: You’ve Got a #Friend

Who among us doesn’t have a friend? Some have a larger circle of friends, while others have a choice few. Sunday Stills asks us to share an image of “friend.” The featured image above shows my daughter with her best friend Gideon! Here are some of my examples of "friend." A surprise wedding shower for me …

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Aero (left) really is a friend to Brodie.

Canine Companions

The theme of the weekly photo challenge is Friend. He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. Author Unknown Not …

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Coffee, Birthdays and Colds

I had big plans this weekend: finish my Christmas decor, attend church to enjoy some advent and share some coffee with my readers today, while enjoying my birthday. If we were having coffee (or tea) today, I would sit in another room so as not to give you my germs from the head cold that …

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Celebrating my wedding shower

Surprise Victory

Victory ...the theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge! So many interpretations! This was taken in August 2013 a week before my wedding. My windsurf buddies threw me a surprise wedding shower at the delta and it felt like a victory for not only having my valued friendships, but the victory of a wonderful relationship culminating …

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Circles of Friends

While at our retreat in Lake Tahoe, I captured this photo of the paddle-boat Tahoe Queen on one of its daily tours and I am submitting it for Ed’s Sunday Stills weekly photography feature. Since “circles” is the theme, you will see the circle of the paddle wheel as well as the circular wood structures …

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One Lucky Blogger: How To Get 500+ Followers on Your Blog (Part One)

I have been diligently blogging for eight months, although my blog has been around for three years. On May 5, I had the distinct pleasure of welcoming the 500th follower to my blog! When I started blogging about my one-subject wonder—the Four Generations, I never imagined my blog, renamed and retooled in September 2014, would …

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Windsurf Wonder Woman

The petite woman with her long blonde ponytail floats in a supine position with her heels on the windsurf board, her hands firmly holding the boom of the sail, patiently waits for the gust of wind to pull her up onto her board. An accomplished windsurf sailor since the early 1970s, she embodies the modern …

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Weekend Coffee Share: Setting Up Base Camp

How was your week? I certainly hope you had a great weekend! Let's sit down for a cup of coffee and chat about how the week went! My week went really well. I am excited about a new WordPress event I started--Writing 101. We started this past week and I am enjoying the challenges. One of …

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That’s What Friends are For

I have always believed that I was rich… in my social relationships. Humans are designed to build social capital, “ the network of social connections that exist between people, and their shared values and norms of behavior, which enable and encourage mutually advantageous social cooperation.” ( The photo above embodies my recent relationships I have …

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Parachute Games

Today marks my feature, Leisurely Thursdays, where I focus on recreation and leisure and all things related. Leisure Education is the focus in today’s post. Teaching part-time as a university lecturer is one of the best jobs I have ever had. I teach in the Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration (RPTA) department at a state …

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