January 9 , 2017 /


We left the U.S. in early November, headed south across the border to a warmer climate in Mexico, returning to one of our favorite places on the Pacific Coast north of Puerto Vallarta.   We traveled in our RV and camped at La Parota in the village of Lo de Marcos, in the state of Nayarit,

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November 25 , 2016 /


The U.S. national holiday of Thanksgiving originated with the historical declarations of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Washington issued his on October 3, 1789 and Lincoln during the Civil War which was made into law by Congress in 1941. Following a resolution of Congress, President George Washington proclaimed Thursday the 26th of November 1789 a

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October 20 , 2016 /


My blogging experience covers the past 5 years with approximately 250 posts. Those posts are mostly professional around topics having to do with education, leadership and change. Some have been more personal reflections of what was happening at the moment or with my work or other projects. I have written essays, articles and speeches and

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October 19 , 2016 /

Brief Experience in Customer Disservice

Around 2 PM on October 17, 2016, I pulled a five-pound bag of organic carrots from the vegetable bin in the refrigerator and prepared to make one of my favorite, refreshing drinks, a mixture of carrot and apple juice, about 8 carrots and 1 apple. We have a great juicer, an Omega No. 4000 and

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October 10 , 2016 /

Seasons of Change: Aging Gracefully & Gratefully

With the Fall season in full swing, we note the change by leaves changing color and dropping from deciduous trees, cooling temperatures, fewer daylight hours, and a general slowing down in the natural world. One thing we all have in common, regardless of our age, is that we grow older, day by day, season by

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October 3 , 2016 /


58shares September 28, 2016 By Gary Gruber Courtesy of Getting Smart  (http://gettingsmart.com/2016/09/place-based-learning-wherever-you-are-whenever-you-go/) In this modern day of high-tech, in-school learning, parents are rediscovering that there is an entire world outside of the formal classroom that is full of rich learning experiences. Whether you call it homeschooling or unschooling doesn’t matter. What we are seeing is place-based

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