8 comments on “Shishmaref 2010

  1. Hey Barbra, amazing photos and storytelling. I clicked through all the photos and read most of the text. I’m so glad you are having a great time up there. Must be just about time for winter coats. Say hi to Jack for me.


  2. I’m so glad I just got your blog. We’re looking forward to hearing more about your adventure. I’ll pass it on to Madison. She’s enjoying Sutter but misses the two of you and speaks of you both often. Best of luck and stay warm.

    • I’m glad you got the link. Keep checking in! I’ll try to get more on here at least weekly.

      Jack and I feel very lucky to have had Madison and the rest of her gang in class for two years in a row.

  3. I am sitting in a cabin, in a misty forest, where I hope to end up in a few more years. I’m reading your blogs for the first time. No phone or TV here, but a a very weak internet signal so that I can see the photos and read your words. This is the first time I’ve seen your blog. I’ve been in one of those “what is life all about,” autumn, reflective moods so your words are just the ticket. I am so excited for you. I love your description of your planning adventure with Jack, prior to the physical one. Beautiful. I send you good energy and very much look forward to your writings. R

    • Thanks for all the good energy. I have so many photographs on my computer now. And I have so many stories in my head. I love blogging and putting the two out there together for the enjoyment of others! Too fun!

  4. Hi Barbra,
    I was thinking about you the other day and wondering how you are. Then your email popped up. Amazing coincidence.

    I am happy that you are enjoying your Alaskan adventure but sad that I won’t be seeing you for????? long. I want to know about your students. Is teaching there very different from here?

    My newest adventure is teaching adults ESL at the library one night a week. I am loving it and I have the luxury of time to connect with each of my 3 students. They are delightful–one from Burma, one from Romania, one from Mexico. I didn’t know that adult students would be so much fun, so motivated and grateful.

    So far my retirement has included new experiences that I’ve enjoyed–remodeling the kitchen, helping a friend write a 58 page history booklet of a Florin civil rights group, the Japanese American Citizens League, and helping Zonta, my women’s club. We just had our election and I helped one candidate for city council by walking a precinct, a new endeavor. I am grateful to be healthy and have the gift of time to choose projects.

    Annie is now a senior at Cal, loving every minute. How is your stepdaughter? Is she still at Cal, too?

    Hi to Jack.

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