The search gadget, as Google calls it, has been added to the OFM blog. Bob Angel clued me in on it a few days ago. He added it to his wonderful blog, http://mobilestudiotravels.blogspot.com/, to assist folks in looking up the important and entertaining information he puts in his blog.
GrannyJ of http://walkingprescott.blogspot.com/ was a teacher at a class on blogging in Arizona. She is definitely a special person in the world of blogging. Here is a shamelessly pirated portion of her blog today. Please go and read her entire blog.
“The course was part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, an unusual participant-directed program at the college. As the OLLI website explains, our "learning groups" are discussion groups conceived, created and facilitated by our own members, who volunteer their time. There are no tests, grades, or college credits associated with our groups. Topics have included regional and international history, current social and political issues, the worlds' religions, fairy tales and writing your life story. Want to talk about dreams, or study the opera, movies, art or ballet? This is your chance. If American Indian art and culture interest you, stop by. And don't forget current economic issues, astronomy, our founding fathers, the Middle Ages, and Prescott's beginnings.”
There needs to be more of these public attend able classes in the world. Getting a degree is not part of my world any longer. Education is. This allows one to get education in whatever they want. This type of class was popular in Houston, TX and Richland, Wa when my jobs had me in those cities.
In fact there was a community college that fundamentally made its living presenting classes like these. You could stop by and sign up for a mailing list of classes, and later an email list. Whenever you thought of something you could mail or email them a subject of interest. Then a few times a year they would publish a list of possible classes for you to vote on being presented. Then a little while later the classes chosen would be emailed out to you and also published on flyers posted around town. Every time the classes were excellent. You cannot beat an enthusiastic teacher teaching a subject they love. The cost was usually around $15 per class. Some subjects went on for several classes, but you could attend only one or any class of the series if that was your choice.
GrannyJ was the lady who got me to looking for special details in my looking around. It certainly enhanced my appreciation of things around me. During my hikes, looking smaller has found me multitudes of interesting items to present in my blogs and stories. Thank you again GrannyJ.
Very Late Evening Edition
It is now after ten pm and my body is tired from all the hiking at Enchanted Rock State Park this afternoon. There are many pictures to sort an prepare before the tale of the hike can proceed. It definitely was a great day of trying to have tooooo much fun