Au Courage

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Catacombes de Paris

“The thing we tend to overlook about adventures is that the people having them don’t know how they’re going to turn out.” How true! Seven years ago when I was hatching Next Step, I really didn’t know how it would turn out. I still don’t. That’s what makes it an Adventure!. I’ve come to believe that most things are adventures. … Read

Kids These Days

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I just made this short video from my first Internet radio show two years ago, We’re Entrepreneurs. We Can Help. Because my daughter was home for the holidays, it was a great opportunity to have a conversation with some 20-somethings. Listening to it further reinforces my opinion that Generation Y has some really great qualities. Travis Wells identifies his childhood … Read

Accept Autumn

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Martha's Vineyard Branch

I watched a full moon rise the other night, riding my bike home from yoga. Fall is nearly here. I’m not thinking of snow coming in a few months. I’m not thinking of snow. No snow. The garage is organized enough to find the snow shovels, but the kayak REALLY needs to learn to hang from the rafters. Is there … Read

Write a Six-Word Memoir

Martha McCormickArt for Life, Philosophy & Musings4 Comments

Last winter, my daughter, one of her friends and I wrote six-word memoirs to sum up our days. This exercise was based on the very popular book called “Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure.” I found it a challenging and interesting way to review my day. We shared news about a sister’s engagement, … Read

Discussion Topics

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Processing at the Adventure Learning Center

Okay, I put it out there–What are some good discussion topics for middle school girls? Here is the first response I got on Facebook– –music, clothes, dance, friendship and who’s cute-circa 1970’s –music, clothes, dance, friendship and who’s cute -using cellphones, social networking, text, -circa 2009 Here are some more– Media portrayal of girls/women Cliques Movies Books School TV shows … Read