Rick and I visited China during the first three weeks of January this year. Our purpose was to visit our daughter and her husband, who teach at Nanjing International School, an independent, private school for children of multinational diplomats and businesspeople posted in Nanjing.
I discovered 4-H through the barn I currently horseback ride at, The Livery, a cozy farm tucked into one of the beautiful rolling hills of Hinesburg. My trainer Kim Johansen suggested that I join her club, the Midnight Riders.
On Friday, Sept. 14, Charlotte Central School 5th through 8th grade students participated in fire safety training with the Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Firefighters Jordan Paquette and Fritz Tegatz talked with students on the dangers of fire, shared safety tips when dealing with a fire and demonstrated how to use a fire extinguisher. The students also got some hands-on experience with the fire hose.
For many Charlotters, yoga is an important component to everyday life here. From meditation at the beach, to classes at the Berry Farm and with studios just over town lines, yoga has touched all corners of Charlotte. Spending my first summer here in three years, I felt drawn to learn more about the yoga community while also exploring my own practice.
When I’m not binge-watching “Have Gun, Will Travel” in the winter months (a man’s gotta get through the dark times as best he can), I have spent a fair amount of time in the last few years teaching adaptive skiing.