Tourists gather on the beach in Coronado

Sunday Stills: Who Are #Tourists?

The last week in June finds the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge exploring the theme "tourist." Summer in the Northern Hemisphere sees an abundance of tourists. We all think we know who tourists are, but did you know that YOU are a tourist? Any time you step out of your locale, you become a tourist. “Stop …

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College graduates walk at commencement

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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Experiential Education allows students to attempt challenges and face their fears.

Are Challenges Beneath You?

Teaching at a university certainly gives me interesting perspectives. Recently, as part of one of my classes in the recreation and parks major, we got to spend the day team-building and climbing. On our university campus, Peak Adventures Challenge Center offers a high-ropes course, open to students, staff and the public. Students are required to …

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A bright pink tent beckons vibrant college students to explore leisure activities on campus.

Vibrant in Winter

Vibrant is the theme of this week's WordPress photo challenge. What could be more welcome on a cold, gray winter day than pops of color in the landscape? After teaching my Friday morning class today, having just seen "vibrant" as the theme, I saw the colorful tents on campus lined up for Greek week activities. Seeing these …

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Late-Summer-cone-flowers

Under Construction

If we were having coffee today, I would wish you a happy Labor Day weekend and toast the holiday with a nice Colombian medium roast. I can offer you a variety of teas if you prefer. Labor Day, observed as a national holiday on the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor …

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