Fish appear to be floating in air

The Nature of #Liquid

The weekly photo challenge offers a seemingly common theme Liquid. What we as photographers do with it remains to be seen. My favorite leisure spaces are all about water, but today I wanted to give you a new way of looking at this most important element of life. While on a blogging break I posted …

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University students blow bubbles to prove that spontaneity in leisure is rewarding.

My Place in the World as a (Leisure) Educator

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela I spent 35 years in the world of public parks and recreation providing clients with quality leisure experiences. The last 13 years before I retired in 2014 was spent as the aquatics director overseeing 15 …

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SpaceX Launch

“Filed Under ‘Unlikely'”

What is the likelihood of watching a live satellite launch appear above your family home? Unlikely perhaps, but as you can see by the photo it was real! On December 22, after just arriving in San Diego after a long road trip, we piled into my daughter's new car preparing to meet the rest of the family …

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Happy spring poppies!

Prolific Poppies

As a blogger, do you ever get a sense of deja'vu with that nagging feeling that you have posted something similar before? When I saw the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme Prolific, I remembered this word and something to do with poppies. And guess what? I searched google and found my own post from three years …

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Winter Sunrise over swimming pool

Inspiration of a Morning Sunrise

There is nothing like a gorgeous sunrise to kick-start one's day into full motion (perhaps with some caffeine to help it along)! WordPress posted the theme Rise/Set for the weekly photo challenge. I am a photo addict of sunrises and sunsets, so I couldn't pass this one up while on my continuing blogging break. The timing was perfect …

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Chair at Hilo Bay

My New Favorite Place

Surprise! No, your eyes do not deceive you, and yes, I am publishing a post a few weeks early! It is spring break for me and while I am still busy creating lectures and grading papers for this new class, I actually have some down time. Plus, I couldn’t resist posting for this week’s photo …

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Yosemite Girls

This is So Long For Now, Beloved Bloggers

The above image is of myself and my Beloved daughters enjoying a summer day in Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. We just celebrated their late January birthdays, 30 for Lauren, 33 for Megan. I am honored to have passed on a strong leisure ethic to them. This photo of Lembert Dome from the Tuolumne …

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