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Day 268 - Friendship
Tuesday, August 25, 2015      9 comments

For most of us, there are different kinds of friendship. With some friends, being together is effortless. You talk, you share, you give each other support, you laugh together, and feel better because of your interaction with them. With othe... Read more
Day 267 - Thanks for Coming
Sunday, August 23, 2015      13 comments

As much as I enjoy entertaining and having company over, it's also nice to think about when they will depart and life can get back to normal. Still, I have a lot to be grateful for this weekend. For friends that love us and enjoy our compan... Read more
Days 265 & 266 - Humbled
Saturday, August 22, 2015      10 comments

Thank you all who shared your stories in your comments on my blog post from Thursday night (Day 264). I am so honored to have so many SparkFriends who are all doing good things for your own communities. You make my heart grow bigger. I had ... Read more
Day 264 - The Hubbub
Friday, August 21, 2015      14 comments

I had to deal with a situation today that, if it was happening when I was in college, would have totally escaped my purview if I weren't in this position. Registered sex offenders are allowed to take classes on our campus, but they have to ... Read more
Days 262 & 263 - Big Mistake
Thursday, August 20, 2015      15 comments

That title could be interpreted a number of ways. What was the big mistake? Was it taking this new job? Did I make a terrible error in a task that got me into huge trouble? The mistake was not posting a new blog entry yesterday! I realize t... Read more
Day 261 - Day One
Monday, August 17, 2015      15 comments

Today was my first "official" day as an employee of the Yuba Community College District! I spent the day at the Colusa County Outreach Facility (the official name, sounds awful in my humble opinion) in Williams, California, helping my Operations... Read more
Day 260 - Hazy Gratitude
Monday, August 17, 2015      8 comments

There is a fire in Trinity County, north of us, that has given the air a smoky haze as the jet stream changes to create a high pressure zone. It is hot and hazy here, a reason to drink more water and stay hydrated to protect ourselves from the s... Read more
Day 259 - Saturday in the Park
Sunday, August 16, 2015      11 comments

I think it was the 4th of July.... (Got you singing along, didn't I?) It was a fun day. I bought some Levi's 501s with some Kohl's cash, so they were free! (Considering I used a coupon to purchase all the stuff that earned me the Kohl'... Read more
Day 258 - Happy Hour
Saturday, August 15, 2015      11 comments

Thank you all for the wonderful comments as I get through my new-job euphoria. (It still continues, by the way.) I went into the office today for about an hour and a half to organize my office and get signed on to my computer. There were some le... Read more
Day 257 - On Campus
Friday, August 14, 2015      10 comments

We had a faculty & staff meeting on our campus today that included a presentation from our campus chief of police who talked about shootings on campus and what we can do to plan and prepare for them. (A frightening topic - important, but terrify... Read more
Day 256 - Convocation
Thursday, August 13, 2015      11 comments

Here is the definition of convocation according to Google: "a formal ceremony at a college or university, as for the conferring of awards." When I was in college (back before the Internet and automobiles), the fall convocation was a gatheri... Read more
Day 254 & 255 - Details, Details
Tuesday, August 11, 2015      16 comments

Yesterday I drove to Marysville, California, to the campus of Yuba College, one of two main colleges in our college district, for New Employee Orientation. In addition to finding out about benefits, computer systems, and processes, I also got to... Read more
Day 253 - Sunday Appreciation
Sunday, August 09, 2015      19 comments

I'm finding that the more thankful I am, the more at peace I feel with the world around me. While the fires were raging just a few miles away, I chose ... Read more
Day 252 - Weekend Warrior
Saturday, August 08, 2015      12 comments

I found a burst of energy today. I did my strength training workout and realized that it's time to increase the weights on the dumbbells. My shoulder will probably complain about it (it is letting me know that I need to be careful) but my biceps... Read more
Day 251 - Friday Bull
Friday, August 07, 2015      14 comments

Last night we watched the final performance of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. After 16 years, he was feeling "restless" and needed a change. I don't fault him for that, although I found him to be inspiring and thought-provoking. Jon is a liber... Read more

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