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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Words to Work With - 2




“Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” ~ Confucius

From sweeping porches to cleaning windows, there’s something just so satisfying about getting paid for a job well done. Before long, we realize that bigger jobs mean bigger paychecks. So whether you’re thinking of what job you will have, or which you would have liked to have, I’d love to hear which jobs seem appealing, or which ones absolutely don’t ;-)

J.     Juggler, Judge, Janitor, Jeweler, Joiner

K.     Keeper of Service Animals

L.     Lawyer, Librarian, Loan Officer, Laser Tag Referee, Lifeguard
M.     Musician, Marine Biologist, Museum Curator, Magician
N.      Nurse, Nascar Driver, Nature Guide, Nail Polish Namer,
O.      Oceanographer, Optometrist,
P.     Police Officer, Publisher, Park ranger, Pharmacist, photographer, Parachute Tester, Personal Shopper, Pearl Diver
Q.     Quarter horse trainer, Quality Control Mgr,
R.       Restaurant mgr/worker, Reporter, Real Estate, Researcher
 



Saturday, April 1, 2017

Words to Work With 1

“Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” ~ Confucius


From sweeping porches to cleaning windows, there’s something just so satisfying about getting paid for a job well done. Before long, we realize that bigger jobs mean bigger paychecks. So whether you’re thinking of what job you will have, or which you would have liked to have, I’d love to hear which jobs seem appealing, or which ones absolutely don’t ;-)

A.      Acrobat, Astronaut, Actor, Autopsy assistant, Airplane Recovery Agent
B.      Brain Surgeon,  Bookkeeper, Brick Mason
C.     Coach, Car mechanic, Chef, Childcare worker, Chocolate Engineer, Crime Scene Cleaner
D.      Doctor, Dentist, Dog walker/Trainer, (Film) Director
E.      Electrician, Editor, EMT, Economist, Embalmer
F.      Farmer, Firefighter, FBI Agent, Flight Attendant, Fortune Cookie Writer
G.     Government worker, Geologist, Glazier, Gum Buster, Grave Digger
H.     Healthcare, Home Inspector, Housekeeper, Hot Walker, Hot Dog Vendor
I.       Insect conservation specialist, Ice Skater, Insurance Agent, Ice Cream Taster, Ice Sculptor



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Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy Trails for 2017!



It’s International Wayfinding Month!  A global celebration of all the handy tools and signs we use every single day to help us find our way.

Even before we had cities and cars, people made markings (petroglyphics) on cave walls and canyon passes to show new travelers what to expect, for instance animals – or warriors (eep!).

 Many of the signs we use today are quite clever

And a few are a little confusing

Before the invention of the compass, people generally relied upon the sun, the stars or landmarks seen from ships at sea for navigation. On land it is well known that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. However, due to seasonal changes in latitude which occur during summer and winter, travelers can become quite lost if they don’t know which pole (North or South) is currently pointing to the sun. And what if you happen to be lost on a cloudy day? No worries with a trusty compass!

Has there ever been a time you could have used a handy tool or sign? Which one helped you find your way?