Decades: Don, Age 90

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Don was in education for 40+ years, as a high school teacher, principal, and college professor. However, his education experience began in a one room rural elementary school, with no electricity and no running water!  He is a native Minnesotan who lives in St. Cloud.     Think of a specific time you felt joy.… Continue reading Decades: Don, Age 90

Decades: Smokey, Age 67

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Smokey is a retired registered nurse who spent most of his career helping children and teens with mental health and chemical abuse issues. Retirement has freed him to restore cars, play with electronics, and attack projects long neglected.     1. Think of a specific time you felt joy. What was going on, and why were… Continue reading Decades: Smokey, Age 67

Decades: Anna, Age 25

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Anna lives in Colorado, where she teaches kindergarten.     1. Think of a specific time you felt joy. What was going on, and why were you so happy in that moment? I get that warm, fuzzy feeling of joy frequently. As a kindergarten teacher, my students say and do some of the sweetest things.… Continue reading Decades: Anna, Age 25