California State Assembly Certificate of Appreciation: Thank you Holly Mitchell

June 21st, 2012

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California State Assembly Certificate of Appreciation Presented to Lisa Niver Rajna In honor of: Your outstanding work and perseverance that resulted in many awards, as well as your contributions to the community through your work as an educator and mentor. Grateful recognition is merited and hereby rendered with sincere appreciation. Holly Mitchell 47th Assembly District … Continued

Recently my article about our visit to Waikiki posted on the site, JohnnyJet.com. Thank you to Johnny Jet for sharing my post! It starts like this: The area around Waikiki’s famous two mile-long white sand crescent beach is a mecca for tourists. Waikiki means “spouting waters” and is located on Oahu, the third largest of … Continued

Kate Jarvis offered to share about a recent visit to Iceland, and as this is a place both George and I have never been and want to visit–we were excited to learn about a new destination. Enjoy! City breaks are great fun. I came to realise this after my first one this January, when I went … Continued

  Rachel Dotson wrote this article, Work Lessons From Dad,  in honor of Father’s Day, and she asked people from all walks of life to tell her the #1 lesson Dad taught them about work. The responses are as varied as they are inspiring and insightful. Here is mine: “My dad taught me so much by … Continued

Thank you to Micki for her post about her family journey to the beaches of Costa Rica. We hope she will share more of her adventures with us on our site. Costa Rica is everything that the tourist brochures claim: lush, steeped in adventure, and chock full of amazing wildlife. But we’re beach bums. All … Continued

This Certificate of Recognition is hereby presented to Lisa Niver Rajna on behalf of the City of Los Angeles. I extend my sincere congratulations on your many accomplishments: ·      Nomination for 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching ·      Highlighted by KTLA Channel 5 on Career Day as a science teacher ·      … Continued

Ever since I heard the amazing guitar technique in the solo, “Eruption”, off Van Halen I, I have been an avid Van Halen fan and have studied Eddie Van Halen’s guitar technique for many years. At the time Van Halen took off, Guitar Heroes were Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Jimmy Page of Led Zepplin, and … Continued

Recently my article about our visit to Pearl Harbor posted on the site, JohnnyJet.com. Thank you to Johnny Jet for sharing my post! It starts like this: My father was born on December 11, 1941 while my grandfather had already joined the military. For my whole life I have heard how my father was born … Continued

We asked Dina Bernat-Kunin to share about her recent trip to gorgeous Ojai, California for a powerful and fun Women’s retreat.   The road to Ojai is very familiar to me. I call it freedom road. I usually avoid being the driver because I just hate driving. Being the passenger allows me to relish the relief … Continued

In today’s stressed out world where many people live on deadlines and balance their finances paycheck to paycheck, it can seem challenging to stop and take care of your own self. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross has said, “There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place … Continued