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sabbatical

2020 Sabbatical Summary

Another selfish post. I’m writing it as a reminder to me so I remember what I learned over this sabbatical time. Note to self: It’s not optimal to plan sabbatical during a Covid-19 outbreak. It was the worst of times and the best of times (yes, I know I did that quote in reverse — […]

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Family

Zeb and Bri Visit

A highlight of this sabbatical included a short trip from two of our kids. Zeb and Bri few in from Utah for a visit east before our grandson is born. The night was beautiful and had the nicest warm wind. We didn’t realize the renovations at the Albany airport had come so far, and we […]

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Nature

Creating a Natural Habitat in your Backyard

Love, love, love this post from @seriouslyseekinganswers so I wanted to share it with you all. Great ideas and wonderful images. The squirrel mention reminded me of a favorite YouTube video I have watched several times this year. It’s 21 minutes-long but so worth it because it’s funny, interesting, and amazing. I’ll post that video […]

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Health

Physical Therapy

A couple of years ago, I went to a few sessions of therapy when I slipped a disc in my back. It helped so much that when I feel my back starting to go again, I do the exercises, and so far — so good 🙂 Now I am going to Greylock Physical Therapy twice […]

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Technology

Un-teching

My family has a lot of artists in it. Several cousins, my grandmother, and even my niece (dipping into the NexGen) are amazing with a pencil, pen, and paintbrush. The genes for that skipped me. When I used to run a home daycare, I always joked that coloring with the kids was awesome because they […]

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Jiminy Peak Nature

Oh Deer

Recently I’ve been having some close encounters with some deer. It’s been pretty cool. And it’s conflicting for me mentally, but I’m going to enjoy the moments as I have them now. How is this a conflict? After decades of living in western NY where we are overrun by deer, I see the harm of […]

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Friends

Happiness Is Berry Picking

Especially with a good friend in an abandoned field filled with endless amounts of berries. Yogurt has been extra good this week with these mixed in 🙂

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Family

Kinda Back

We tend to learn far more from a mind that is cantankerous and restless Headspace.com Love that quote from the meditation app that I use. Sometimes our best thoughts and realizations come out when life seems messed up. That pain in a neck that I had was a bit worse than I realized, and I […]