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Day 1693 - Moving on
Friday, July 19, 2019      23 comments

Spending a week with colleagues in training to become more advanced, upper-level college administrators gave me some time to do some soul searching. I realized I'd been spending too much time on SP and not enough on other activities, especially ... Read more
Day 1674 - Family
Sunday, June 30, 2019      18 comments

It's Pride weekend and I've been in Sacramento with my mom since Thursday evening. We've had a good visit, but it has been a stressful time for her, and it will be a while before it gets better. My dad was in the hospital from June 15-26 and is ... Read more
Day 1663 - First Spark Friend
Wednesday, June 19, 2019      18 comments

I joined SparkPeople on November 17, 2014. Like everyone else, I was placed into a "first team" to meet some fellow newbies and learn a little about the site. That was where I first met Donna (DMAMBROSE). After a couple years, she and I were the... Read more
Day 1651 - Agreement Four
Friday, June 07, 2019      16 comments

This is the final blog post on The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. www.amazon.com/Four-Agre
ements-Practical-Personal-
Freedom/dp/1878424319 Today's blog covers Agreement Fo... Read more
Day 1650 - Agreement Three
Thursday, June 06, 2019      15 comments

This is a continuation of yesterday's blog post on The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. www.amazon.com/Four-Agre
ements-Practical-Personal-
Freedom/dp/1878424319 Today's blog... Read more
Day 1649 - Agreement Two
Wednesday, June 05, 2019      18 comments

This is a continuation of yesterday's blog post on The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. www.amazon.com/Four-Agre
ements-Practical-Personal-
Freedom/dp/1878424319 Today's blog... Read more
Day 1648 - Agreement One
Tuesday, June 04, 2019      21 comments

A couple months ago I read a book at the recommendation of a presenter at a conference I attended in February. I found it to be a valuable resource in helping me cope with the challenges of my job as a community college dean, and with life in ge... Read more
Day 1590 - Spring Break Vacation 2019
Sunday, April 07, 2019      26 comments

We had a wonderful time in Washington, DC, for Spring Break. We were there just in time for the Cherry Blossoms, which were at their peak. We had a condo in National Harbor, MD, with enough space for Steve's brother Jim, his friend Sally, and ou... Read more
Day 1568 - An Amazing Night
Saturday, March 16, 2019      18 comments

One of our awesome employees, Kimberly Boles-Cravea, was selected by our college's foundation as this year's Employee of the Year. The foundation had the most nominations ever, and I was so thrilled that Kim was selected as the recipient. ... Read more
Day 1508 - Doing a New Challenge
Tuesday, January 15, 2019      29 comments

I signed up for a challenge from the New York Times, where I've been a subscriber for the past 18 months. I was looking for something a little different (no offense, SparkPeople) to get me going in the New Year. It's called the 30-Day Well Chall... Read more
Day 1500 - Friendship
Monday, January 07, 2019      18 comments

Today I reached a milestone: 1500 days of continuous Sparking! After more than four years using the tools on SparkPeople, I can attest that it is still one of the best places to achieve your goal of improved health and fitness. Thanks, SP! ... Read more
Day 1477 - End of the Fall Semester
Saturday, December 15, 2018      23 comments

Yesterday was the last day of the fall semester at the campus. I met with the students in our Middle College High School, who attend college classes for a couple periods out of their regular school day. It was fun to check in with the students a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Day 1450 - Perspective
Sunday, November 18, 2018      29 comments

UPDATE: Another friend found the original message and the author, Krystalynn Martin, who wrote the poem for her blog Legit Faith: legitfaith.wordpress.com
/2018/11/16/please-excuse-
the-smoke/ The Camp Fire that consum... Read more
Day 1443 - Community Service
Sunday, November 11, 2018      25 comments

Last night was a gala celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of our local hospital. It was originally called Redbud Hospital (named for a prevalent bush that has beautiful red flowers in the spring), then acquired by Adventist Healt... Read more
Day 1430 - Civic Duty
Monday, October 29, 2018      26 comments

With just one week to go before the midterm elections here in the U.S., I am sharing this important reminder: It may be too late in your district to register - I hope you did! ... Read more

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