In early January, my husband and I spent a glorious week in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Silence of Leisure Spaces We spent several days exploring the nearby beaches and waterfalls just enjoying the sounds of nature. We sat and ate our lunch in silence and simply enjoyed the show the surfers … Continue reading False Alarms and the Silence of Leisure Spaces
What Does Waiting Look Like to You?
Each week, I eagerly await the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge that asks bloggers to share appropriate images based on that week's theme. As I anticipate my last weekend at the Sacramento River delta, I keenly recall animated conversations during the late winter and early spring of how we were going to spend every weekend windsurfing. … Continue reading What Does Waiting Look Like to You?
Safely Secure at Leisure
Many outdoor leisure activities require a measure of Security. Kayaking with the pups is no exception! Though Gideon and Aero sport their Pup PFDs, I'm guessing my daughter's PFD is behind her instead of on her. Sigh. However, the kayak offers supreme flotation in an accident, and paddles can be used as reaching devices in … Continue reading Safely Secure at Leisure
Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Wrong Position?
Have you ever taken a photo that did not come out the way you expected? Most of us have seen the strange things growing out of heads or bodies in an otherwise beautiful picture. This week, Hugh is challenging us to share a photo of something in the wrong position. Either I take really great … Continue reading Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Wrong Position?
Leisure Connects Us
Connected Participating in leisure connects us like nothing else. To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization. Arnold J. Toynbee A man looks toward the beach as kite-boarders get ready to launch their kites. Behind him are stand-up paddle boards waiting for customers to come out and play. Perhaps he … Continue reading Leisure Connects Us
Dear Dock: What if You Never Existed?
I have written about the Sacramento State University’s Aquatic Center before. Here is a new twist on the writing 101 prompt. I am combining Day 14 and 15. Dear Dock, The Sacramento community is surrounded by lakes and two major rivers. It gets very hot here in the summertime, some days reaching up to 110 … Continue reading Dear Dock: What if You Never Existed?
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