By Patty Wilber
On Thursday, I did a workshop at Central New Mexico Community College that covered marginalized persons and how to be a Safe Zone for these students, and I also got some news about a friend that broke my heart for her.
These slapped me in the face and made me realize that any perceived woes that I am currently obsessing over (because I have this OCD streak when I have problems I don’t know how to solve) are trivial. Trivial.
I am grateful for the diverse group of people that enrich my life, the amazing opportunities that open up, the wide open spaces of the pinon-juniper habitat, the green mountains of the Pecos, the oxford comma (that’s for you Miriam), and of course the chance to both teach biology and get paid, and work with horses and get paid. I get paid for riding horses! How cool is that?! I am grateful.
Since this is the Write Horse, I will focus on the horses.
BUT BUT BUT our completely online FREE CNM Microbiology lab manual that Karen, Heather and I wrote is fully implemented AND we finally have our classroom computer tablets so our students will be able to simply download their Units in lab, take notes, insert pictures that they take in lab, save their work, and then access it at home. Of course, the students will start next week, so we will have to see if they are as jazzed up as we are!!!!
Last week, Mary Ann and I went north to the Pecos Wilderness with Longshot and Tulip. On the drive up we bought peaches off the tailgate of a dark blue pick up from a roadside vendor and stopped at a donut stand because we just wanted to. It can be really hard for me to get out of my linear thinking world and deviate from my set plans. These two spontaneous stops helped make this day!
Longshot is with me for mountain horse training and I knew that going first down the trail, and crossing mud and water were not high on his I GOT THIS list.