Four grown kids, five delightful grandchildren, constant, long-time partner. A retired academic, I'm adapting to life in a Vancouver condo after decades in a waterfront home on a very small (Canadian) West Coast island. Keen to discover what new priorities emerge, what interests persist, in this urban life after 60!
I'm frantically trying to get my students' research papers marked so that I can hand them back at their exams this evening and tomorrow morning.
At which point, I will be exchanging my sets of marked papers for a whole new set of unmarked exams.
I don't like that math much!
While I am thus occupied, I thought perhaps you might like to look at some recent Views from Our Beach. . .
There are often sailing races on Sundays here -- this one took place a few weekends ago. Can you spot the blue heron in the top photos? (if you have a minute, try clicking on the photos to enlarge. . . )
Now a change of mood . . .
A bit like mine, as I switch from the triumph of completing a set of marking . . .
to the invitation to glower that my new stack of exams will provide . . .
Ah well, you can see that those thick bands of rain falling on the horizon are somewhat mitigated by some sunshine bouncing of the clouds and onto the water . . .
To amplify the sunshine's effect (sneaky segue, no?)
I'll finish with a view On the Beach rather than From the Beach . . .
A certain little girl searching for beach glass with her Granddad. . .
He said he didn't really need his photo taken (although somehow he kept being right in the way!), so she jumped up and said, "You can take my picture, Nana. Cheeeeeeese!"
And what do you think? Can that girl pattern-mix or what?
For now, though, while others can lounge around on the beach, this Nana has to go mark some papers. . . . I'll emerge in a few days . . . see you then. . . .