Author Archives: Mary Russell

About Mary Russell

I thrive when I'm learning, traveling, interacting with the natural world and others, and spending time alone wandering, reading, and watching films.

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

The American Dream: get a college degree and a high paying job. Meet the love of your life, get married, buy a house, have some kids, and retire young enough to enjoy your grandchildren and travel the world…. I think … Continue reading

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Journeys Out Yonder for Adult Adventure, Learning and Fun

I’ve decided to move away from the idea of offering JOY to young people, and towards the idea of helping retirees custom design their Colorado-based Journeys Out Yonder. As more and more adults retire, there are more opportunities to travel … Continue reading

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Summer Program

Summer Program.

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TESTIMONIALS

There is nothing more satisfying, and professionally confirming, than having the parents of my students, and my students, take it upon themselves to promote my work!¬†Over the past 15 years I’ve taught all grade levels, all subjects, in public and … Continue reading

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Cabin Fever in Sunny Colorado!

Anyone who has ever spent time in Colorado, winter, spring, summer or fall, knows the sun shines relentlessly! It’s crazy to imagine getting cabin fever when it’s so sunny out and the temperatures hover between 30 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. … Continue reading

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Autumn in Colorado (a Vermont gal is still impressed!)

I was born and raised in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont (the NEK as we call it). I’ve lived, worked and played in Colorado and Wyoming for the past 23 years. Although I still believe no other place rivals Vermont … Continue reading

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Words to Inspire

I’m reading E.O. Wilson’s book, Biophilia, for the first time. I have biophilia: the innate tendency to focus on life and life-like processes. A tide pool to explore, in San Diego, CA. Wilson’s book are his thoughts on humans, and … Continue reading

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