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…

Gaps in Pacific Beach Pier yields a wondrous view

What Lies Beneath the Gap?

When walking, do you ever look down? Most of us look ahead to see where we are going, especially if we are sight-seeing. On a recent trip in San Diego, we strolled along Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. Something sea-green caught my eye as I looked down through the gaps in the planking, and saw this…

Time for a game of boggle.

Game Time!

Got time for a game? Our leisure time should include games! Have you ever played Boggle? It is a fast-paced word game where players pick out words working against the clock. When my daughters were much younger and my mom was still able to travel, we would gather around the dining table and play several…

Life. Time. Students display the future years of their lives.

Life. Time.

Time is the theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge. Depict TIME in a photograph. One of my jobs as a university educator is to teach students about the wise use of leisure time and to help them form a definition of leisure they can use over the course of their life time. They had to describe…

Autumn leaf on wood shows it's splendor

Weekend Coffee Share: Autumn Edition

If we were having coffee, after a fun week of reading Halloween-themed blogs and posting a few of my own, I would tell you that it is nice to finally get into autumn mode. If we were having coffee I would offer you a wonderful pumpkin-spice flavored coffee, I found at Trader Joe’s. I add…

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Weekend Coffee Share: Making Room

If we were having coffee today, I would ask you this while I pour your favorite beverage: How is it only two months until Christmas? If we were having coffee, I would chat with you about making room—whether it is to make more room in a daily schedule or literally, creating a larger living space.…