VIDEO-BLOGGING: ACTIVE AT SIXTY: THE A-Z CHALLENGE

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VIDEO-BLOGGING

ACTIVE AT SIXTY

THE A-Z CHALLENGE



Another year with the A-Z Challenge. This year I am doing Active at Sixty: The A-Z Challenge.

Stop being a couch potato. Get out and learn something new!

Video-Blogging….. This one is a stretch for me. All the other hobbies that I have introduced I have participated in personally in some form or other. Video-Blogging is a new one.

I have only created one video-log. That was required for a recertification points for teaching. I have wanted to do video-blogs in my classroom, but the skills were a stretch for me, I had no students that were already gifted in such a skill, and our school lacked the resources to complete a project of this nature with an entire class.

I think it would be exhilarating to host your own news program on YouTube. Maybe you create a videolog;

My Ideas…

  • A Daily Newscast of the Atlanta Braves (A Major League Baseball team for those of you not from The States.)
  • A Daily Newscast of the Duke Blue Devils (A college basketball team from DUKE University.)
  • A Spring Update (A daily video-journaling of teh new flowers in bloom and the local vistations of birds.)
  • Political Fodder (My own version of 20/20 In the Know)
  • A Series of Book Reviews
  • Interviews with local celebrities

I guess the ideas would be limitless!

But it would be a TIME-CONSUMING endeavor to videoblogg on a daily basis.

For me, with my skill set… it would be a monumental undertaking to do this even once a week.

Maybe, for you… a cup-a-tea?

For me, I think I’ll wait a while.



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URBAN EXPLORATION:  ACTIVE AT SIXTY: THE A-Z CHALLENGE

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URBAN EXPLORATION

ACTIVE AT SIXTY

THE A-Z CHALLENGE



Another year with the A-Z Challenge. This year I am doing Active at Sixty: The A-Z Challenge.

Stop being a couch potato. Get out and learn something new!

URBAN EXPLARATION… Just a fancy term for Hiking in the Villages and the Cities.

There are so many thins to see in local villages.

Around me (locally) there are hundreds of things to explore.

My small village … a town of 2,522 …

  • Two museums
  • Seven National Registry monuments
  • Two walking tours
  • A local theater which performs monthly
  • Two National Horse Festivals
  • A WWII internment camp excavation site
  • One nature hike and one park

Eight minutes … to the south … the next village closest (pop. 3,691)

  • Three radio stations
  • Five National Registry monuments
  • Two nature walks and three parks
  • A Summer Bluegrass Festival
  • A local theater which performs monthly
  • A farm-league adult baseball team
  • One art studio

Ten minutes … to the north… a small village (pop. 2,146)

  • Twenty-three National Registry monuments
  • A National Birding Trail
  • A National Battlefield
  • Two National Registry caves
  • A Summer Jazz Festival on six consecutive Fridays
  • A local theater which performs monthly
  • One farm-league baseball team
  • One NCAA (MLB) sanctioned baseball team
  • Weekly walking tours
  • Six art studios

And then we can travel fifteen minutes and arrive at a small city (pop. 53,078)

  • Here are hundreds of places to hike and study and enjoy!

I suspect your towns are very much like mine.

Check with your local Chamber of Commerce and see what’s available for you to explore.



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THE THEATER: ACTIVE AT SIXTY: THE A-Z CHALLENGE

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THE THEATER

ACTIVE AT SIXTY

THE A-Z CHALLENGE



Another year with the A-Z Challenge. This year I am doing Active at Sixty: The A-Z Challenge.

Stop being a couch potato. Get out and learn something new!

Many small towns have local theaters. Often, teh plays are well done. many times you will even recognize your neighbors (and enjoy a surprising laugh on many levels.)

You will be amazed at the superb talents even very small communities possess in the theatrical arts!

One local theater this year (2017) has already performed

  • Nunsense
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Jungle Book
  • Red, White and Tuna
  • The Musical South Pacific
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

It is now performing See How They Run.

Scheduled to complete thier season are the plays

  • Flowers for Algernon
  • Godspell
  • Noises Off

The village theater to the north is presently performing The Love List

Pick a night for your local theaters and enjoy a show.



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SPORTING EVENTS: ACTIVE AT SIXTY: THE A-Z CHALLENG

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SPORTING EVENTS

ACTIVE AT SIXTY

THE A-Z CHALLENGE



Another year with the A-Z Challenge. This year I am doing Active at Sixty: The A-Z Challenge.

Stop being a couch potato. Get out and learn something new!

My surrounding area is rich with sports teams.

  • The Turks (an NCAA-MLB sectioned baseball team)
  • The Rebels (an NCAA-MLB sectioned baseball team)
  • The Cornhuskers (a county adult farm-league baseball team)
  • The Bruins (a county adult farm-league baseball team)
  • The Cardinals (a national wheelchair basketball team)
  • Three local colleges with 54 NCAA recognized sports teams
  • The Rocktown Rollers (a local women’s derby team)
  • Church-league softball, basketball, dodgeball, and kickball teams
  • Many IOC sanctioned 5-ks and marathons
  • Two IOC sanctioned year-round swim teams
  • Hundreds of soccer teams in the city-county soccer league

I am sure that your surrounding areas host many sporting events. Even a night on-the-town at a great high school game could be enjoyable!

Grab a friend and go cheer on some local athletics. You may even luck out a met a few future pros!



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READING NOVELS, SHORT STORIES, POETRY, MAGAZINES, AND GRAPHIC NOVELS: ACTIVE AT SIXTY: THE A-Z CHALLENGE

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READING NOVELS, SHORT STORIES, POETRY, MAGAZINES, AND GRAPHIC NOVELS

ACTIVE AT SIXTY – THE A-Z CHALLENGE


Another year with the A-Z Challenge. This year I am doing Active at Sixty: The A-Z Challenge.

Stop being a couch potato. Get out and learn something new!

Visit your local library…. Grab a book!

At many libraries, you can even reserve what you want on-line so that it is at the checkout counter awaiting you!

Need some authors that I admire and enjoy reading?

(Word of warning: Almost all of these are mystery/ murder-mystery writers)

  • Piers Anthony (Fantasy)
  • David Baldacci
  • C.J. Box
  • Terry Brooks (Fantasy)
  • Lee Child
  • Harlan Coben
  • Michael Connelly
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • Catherine Coulter
  • Tom Clancy
  • Clive Cussler
  • Michael Crichton
  • Janet Evanovich
  • Lisa Gardner
  • Sue Grafton
  • John Grisham
  • Jonathan Kellerman
  • Dean Koontz
  • Mercedes Lackey (Fantasy)
  • Anne McCaffrey (Fantasy)
  • Brad Meltzer
  • James Patterson
  • Terry Pratchett (Fantasy)
  • J.D. Robb
  • John Sandford
  • Stuart Woods

Pick one out!

Go ahead!!!

Grab a seat and become absorbed into a new world.

Pleasant dreams….



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QUID-WATCHING: THE ART OF SELF-BUDGETING: ACTIVE AT SIXTY: THE A-Z CHALLENGE

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QUID-WATCHING: THE ART OF SELF-BUDGETING

ACTIVE AT SIXTY – THE A-Z CHALLENGE


Another year with the A-Z Challenge. This year I am doing Active at Sixty: The A-Z Challenge.

Stop being a couch potato. Get out and learn something new!

Getting your budget in order does not have to be a dreary task.

  • Just pocket each and every register tape receipt.
  • Deposit them in the appropriate container on your desk.
  • Weekly or daily (you pick the schedule) add the billings to your data sheet.
  • DebtHelper.com has a grand spreadsheet that can be manipulated and used a daily data collector.
  • Once you have started the habit, you will enjoy seeing where your money is going.

If you want to experiment with the big bucks, there is an online investor’s game you can play.

The Stock Market Game

My student’s in school have played it. They wish it were real… at last some of them do.

They became millionaires in just over nine-weeks!

I have not played it, but I might give it a try this winter.



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PHOTOGRAPHY: ACTIVE AT SIXTY: THE A-Z CHALLENGE

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PHOTOGRAPHY

ACTIVE AT SIXTY

THE A-Z CHALLENGE



Another year with the A-Z Challenge. This year I am doing Active at Sixty: The A-Z Challenge.

Stop being a couch potato. Get out and learn something new!

Photography can be a great pastime.

  • Photographs are a way of solidifying memories.
  • Enjoy memorializing your life with the not-so-new-any-longer selfies.
  • Click as many candid and posed shots of friends as you like.
  • Photographs keep family that is afar united.
  • Photographs of home can keep homesickness a bay (a little).
  • Photographs of your home assist in insurance mishaps.
  • Photographs of home can show the stages in a memorable rebuilding or remodeling project.
  • Photographs can show friends at home the sites you are seeing on your escapades.
  • Photographs tell a story.
  • Photographs can record change.
  • Photographs can capture fleeting moments in life.

So, take as many as want.

Find a way to organize them and hold them close.

Photographs are concrete memories. They’re meant to be treasures.



Want to learn a little more about photography and hone your skills at taking a great picture?

Here are two online class-communities that may assist you in capturing that great moment.

Photography: Developing Your Eye I

Photography: Developing Your Eye II



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