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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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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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Summertime in Colorado, and Beyond
I’ve taken some short and long journeys out yonder since my last posting. Here are a few photos of the JOY I experienced with people in special places: Panther Creek, in Shoup, Idaho Panther Creek Hotsprings Two brothers heading for … Continue reading
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Spring Has Sprung…Get On Out There and Have Fun!
It’s baseball season! My father was a player and a fan, as well as a lover of everything wild. He passed away two years ago, the day before Earth Day, listening to his wife and three other women talking about … Continue reading
Posted in Plan a Journey Out Yonder Tagged Aspen, baseball, Colorado Rockies, dogs, father, fishing, Maroon Bells, Maybelle, mother, outdoors, Protect Greater Canyonlands, rockhounding, spring, sunsets, swim, Utah, walk, Western Colorado, Wild Animal Sanctuary, wild horses 1 Comment
More and 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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Over the Mountains, Through The Woods, Along the Lake, and Back Again
After three months of life in the Rocky Mountains, I journeyed to Boulder to visit my step-mom. I-70 is a familiar drive for me, and I do it with ease, no matter the weather or the traffic. Some music and … Continue reading
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