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Privacy for Mothers…Good Idea!

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I walk through airports while I wait for my upcoming flights. It is the first time I had seen this as an option for mothers needing to pump/nurse. What a great idea!

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Berkeley Plantation in Virginia

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History to be learned here and a beautiful place to relax outdoors! It was easy listening and learning about American history while listening to our guide. Have you visited a plantation? If not, I would recommend a visit. I also learned the cardinal is the state bird! There were so many flying around, wow! No photos could be taken inside the house.

Tucson’s “March For Our Lives” – End Gun Violence!

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Biceps as “guns” from this young person!

Today, many of us took time to rally and send a message across our country that gun violence needs to end. The Tucson, Arizona students did an excellent job organizing this march, having speakers at the end of the march, and being motivated as other youth around our country marching on this same day. As a past teacher and school administrator, I cannot imagine the worry students, parents of any student, teachers and staff at a school may have as they attend school for an education or are at their workplace. The majority of the country’s population is not asking for there to be no guns, but instead to keep the military-style guns out of the general population. Some hecklers along the march did stand on the side yelling they want their guns. Does it need to be a high-powered rifle, no. Does it need to be one with large magazines, no. Are you mentally-fit to possess a gun? Are you old enough to have a gun? We have regulations for so many things, yet not so for gun safety. Others will state there are plenty of regulations; however, the loopholes and availability of military-use weapons is not what the ordinary person truly needs. And besides, as long as there are shootings, then the gun issue needs to be looked at so we have less shootings. People can then go to the theater, school, concert, or church and not have a fear of “Am I next?”. Let your Congress and Senate representatives know how you feel about gun violence…and tell them, “Enough is enough!”

Teachers need to teach!

Choose life!

Tucson March for Lives

Beads of Courage

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I became aware of Beads of Courage at the March 2018 Banff Film showings in Tucson, Arizona. I will carry the beads on a future bicycling journey and will eventually write about some experiences I had while carrying them in honor of a young person struggling with a serious illness. A bead will be returned with my note so the young person receiving it is reminded to be strong. I will continue to wear my bead to give hope and honor courage. Want to be involved? Check out the website: www.BeadsofCourage.org

Tucson’s 131 Miles of Bicycle Paths

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Thanks to Pima County’s efforts there are 131 miles of bicycle path in Tucson and extended to South Tucson, Oro Valley and Marana. In reality it is a multi-use path because you see bicyclists along with walkers, rollerbladers, horseback riders, runners, and people on various pieces of equipment…just saw someone today on something of one wheel with footholds on each side of it!?!

Anyway, today was celebration day at a couple of locations on the loop so great fun seeing everyone outdoors and enjoying the path! Keeps everyone safe and away from vehicular traffic for the majority of the miles. When on the road, there are green painted boxes so bicyclists know where to be and for cars to stay out of those areas.

Let’s keep everyone safe! And have fun too!!