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Sunday Stills: Whistle While You #Work

This holiday weekend, Labor Day (in the U.S.), is the traditional end to the summer, as school begins, and vacations are all but over. According to the US Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of …

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Sunday Stills: The #Future Is Ours

The future, the Sunday Stills theme this week, asks us to think about what this means to us. Nothing says “future” like a commencement ceremony. Recently I had the pleasure of attending the college graduation of one of my students (who was also a long-time employee of mine and one of my daughter’s best friends). …

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University students blow bubbles to prove that spontaneity in leisure is rewarding.

My Place in the World as a (Leisure) Educator

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 retired in 2014 was spent as the aquatics director overseeing 15 …

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This is So Long For Now, Beloved Bloggers

The above image is of myself and my Beloved daughters enjoying a summer day in Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. We just celebrated their late January birthdays, 30 for Lauren, 33 for Megan. I am honored to have passed on a strong leisure ethic to them. This photo of Lembert Dome from the Tuolumne …

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Variations of Higher Education

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 students on the subject of management. I really wouldn't say it …

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Between the Lines: Why I Waited Until Midlife to Start a Blog

  Kate from Katherine’s Corner is shining the light on bloggers age 50 plus and I am excited to be part of her blog series, “Between The Lines.” There are over 80 midlife bloggers who have shared posts in this series. Stop by and visit when you can. At midlife, many women (and men!) I …

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Steps to Education lead to the future.

The Future Begins with Steps to Education

"The potential of things to come" is the theme of the weekly photo challenge depicting the  Future. Walking from my classroom on campus a few months ago, I was intrigued by the way the stairs looked on this overcast day. These stairs lead from the east edge of the university campus to the bike trail and …

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Stingers Up for Thursday Doors

As a "part-time professor" I get to enjoy the fresh air walking around campus at Sacramento State University. Now that I have discovered Norm 2.0's Thursday Doors feature, I actually look for doors to photograph! As I walked around campus during my last week of the Fall semester, I saw these doors that are near and …

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College Notebooks

Education Page

While blogging, I have happily met several bloggers who are educators, whether they are elementary school teachers, middle school or high school teachers, university professors, or part-time lecturers like myself. We all have something in common: passion for teaching, mentoring and educating young people and adults. I created an education page for my blog. Please …

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Mentoring for Success

As a university educator, I have the honor and privilege of shaping the minds of young adults. My retirement from public service required that I take one semester off from teaching. I realize how much I miss being on campus with adults seeking education for their future careers. My daughter is in her final semester …

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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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Perspectives On…Mountain Desktop

I have the honor of being a part-time lecturer for a large northern California university. I teach part-time, usually one night class per semester, in addition to my day job (15 days to go, incidentally). The Fall semester found me teaching two classes this time, so I have been ridiculously busy, preparing lectures, physically teaching …

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