Week 25 - Storytelling: Freedom

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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You MUST Go Home Again!

September 1, 2018 (244/365) • Marquette Alumni Regatta

They say, "You can't go home again," yet, I've always felt that home is a feeling more than a place. Ann Mah, states it perfectly in The Lost Vintage: “I had spent enough time in France to know that the words chez moi meant something a thousand times more profound than one's current home. Chez moi was the place your parents came from, or maybe even the region of your parents' parents. The food you ate at Christmas, your favorite kind of cheese, your best childhood memories of summer vacation -- all of these derived from chez moi. And even if you had never lived there, chez moi was knitted into your identity; it colored the way you viewed the world and the way the world viewed you.” (Mah, The Lost Vintage). I feel this way about Sturgeon Bay, about Paris, and about Marquette -- especially the Marquette University Sailing Team (MUST). Today's Alumni Regatta was almost rained out, but we got there in time to see the new fleet sail home. 

Mission

August 27, 2018 (239/365)

"Through a process grounded in reflection and feedback, the Pewaukee School District Learning Coaches are committed to collaboratively guiding and supporting adult learners in their quest to develop, refine, and hone instructional practices in order to maximize student engagement and achievement." - PSD Learning Coaches' Mission. This week, teachers return to school, I wish them smooth sailing, yet recognize that there will likely be rough seas as well as fair winds. As a coach, I strive to be a lighthouse rather than a lifeboat, reminding myself and others that my job is not to rescue, but instead, help others to find their own way to shore, guiding by example.

Sailing + Photography Lessons

August 8, 2018 (220/365)

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward ...Or the pessimist complains that her iPhone can't capture the beauty of these little prams racing just off-shore. The optimists hopes she can edit her photos to make them clearer and brighter. The realist posts her photos anyway since sailing opties and a photo-a-day challenge are all about learning!

The X Factor

July 28, 2018 (209/365) • ILYA X Championship Regatta hosted by the Pewaukee Yacht Club

"Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford." - George Matthew Adams

Week 30 - Creative: Circles

July 26, 2018 (207/365) • Week 30 - Creative: Circles #dogwoodweek30, #dogwood52, #dogwood2018

"Life is sort of a circle. You come back to a lot of the interests that you had early in life." - Eric Kandel

[The circle is a universal symbol with extensive meaning; it represents the notions of totality.]

Imagination & Reflection

July 23, 2018 (204/365)

"A photograph must come from imagination and not be a reflection of what is." - Thierry Mugler

Week 29 - Technical: Twilight Zone

July 19, 2018 (200/365) • #dogwoodweek29, #dogwood52, #dogwood2018 [While golden and blue hours bring beautiful lighting, shooting in twilight opens up a new way of seeing the world.]

“The light is amber, the air still; the day lilies have folded in on themselves. Soon, the hooded blue of dusk will fall, followed by the darkness of night and the sky writing of the stars, indecipherable to us mortals, despite our attempts to force narrative upon them.” - Elizabeth Berg

Ships

 July 12, 2018 (193/365)

There are good ships and wood ships and ships that sail the sea,

but the best ships are friendships, and may they always be!

Harps

June 30, 2018 (181/365)

"And the wind plays on those great sonorous harps, the shrouds and masts..." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow