Tuolumne Meadows

Sunday Stills: The Legacy of Favorite #Places

Friday was the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of the official state legal lockdown here in California. It was a beautiful sunny day with mild temperatures. My neighbor and I walked our dogs, of course keeping the appropriate 6-feet of social distance. I was struck by how many …

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Spending time with our precious family

Wishing for More Time with Elderly Loved Ones

I recently led a discussion with my university students on the subject of aging and leisure and the physical and mental effects of aging on our bodies and on our society. When we age, of course our bodies naturally slow down. My students took a short, online assessment "How Long Will I Live?"  and had to …

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May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

Where are You Going? Here’s to Strong Women

With all the turmoil and sickness plaguing us these last few weeks, I want to take a moment to celebrate my daughters’ January birthdays. If we were having coffee today, I would invite you in for a hot beverage of your choice (coffee’s ready!) and perhaps some virtual birthday cake. Today is my oldest daughter’s …

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My Mother’s Feet No Longer Touch the Earth

If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you how much I have missed sharing posts in the Weekly Coffee Share, and bid a Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms. If we were having coffee, I would share my heart with you today. On this Mother’s Day, I miss my mom, who …

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Mom-and-Me

A Disappointed Daughter’s Perspective for Mother’s Day

Back in September, I wrote a post that elicited an emotional response from a variety of readers. For Mother's Day, I would like the share this again. For my mom; my dream reader As I delve more into blogging each day, sharing my perspectives, I’m challenged with the notion that I am a disappointed daughter. My …

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Yosemite Girls

Where Are You Going, My Little Ones?

Thirty years ago today marks the birth of my first daughter, “MAM.” First off, I am in awe that 30 years has gone by. Secondly, how can I be the mother of a 30-year old? At age 24, working a part-time job with no benefits, and having just moved back to my home town in …

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On Being a Disappointed Daughter

Back in September, I wrote a post that elicited an emotional response from a variety of readers. The current Blogging 101 course asked bloggers to tell us about their "dream reader". On Bloglovin, I am dabbling in the 31 days of better bogging challenge, which mirrors this assignment. I would like the share this again with all …

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