I’m a Guest on Denyse Whelan’s Blog in her “Women of Courage” Series

I am pleased to be a guest on Denyse Whelan’s blog this week in her series, “Women of Courage.” Denyse and I “met online” through blogging when she discovered my Sunday Stills photo challenge that I have hosted for over three years. Denyse is a resident of Eastern Australia and survivor of head and neck … Continue reading I’m a Guest on Denyse Whelan’s Blog in her “Women of Courage” Series

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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Whistle While You #Work

Creativity Flows When Bloggers Meet Up

Every so often, as I sit down to write a new blog post, I get that nagging sense of discouragement and seriously ask myself “Why do I blog?” “What would happen if I stopped?” Do you ever ask yourself questions like that? I think we all question our commitment to our blogging journey from time … Continue reading Creativity Flows When Bloggers Meet Up

What Do Almost-Retired People Do All Day?

I am delighted to answer this question on Donna Connelly's wonderful blog, Retirement Reflections, as a guest blogger in her Sunday Series. Donna shares relevant insights on the often mystical world of retirement. Please visit her page and leave us a comment. Some Days in the Life of an Almost-Retired Person Original images in featured … Continue reading What Do Almost-Retired People Do All Day?

Reconnecting with My High School Teacher

Who was your favorite high school teacher? Mine was Mrs. Myrra Lee, of Helix High School in La Mesa, California, a suburb of San Diego. Through an odd, but emotional set of circumstances, I discovered Mrs. Lee  was celebrating her 90th birthday in San Diego in July 2016, and her family posted an open invitation on Facebook to … Continue reading Reconnecting with My High School Teacher

My Penance is Paid

After a rare rain storm in La Ventana, this sunrise greeted us. Divorce is never good. I put something into place 20 years ago this month…my separation and subsequent divorce. It has taken 20 years to pay this penance. I got married for the first time at the ripe old age of 20. My husband … Continue reading My Penance is Paid

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 … Continue reading Enough is Enough: Why I Had to Retire

Perspectives On…Retirement, Part 3: Empty Work Spaces

It is 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 16th. I have 4 working days left. I have packed up a few more things from my office. I have deleted REALLY OLD files and saved others on a shared drive. I have taken all my personal items down from the walls. It really feels like someone has … Continue reading Perspectives On…Retirement, Part 3: Empty Work Spaces