2012 has been a quiet year since January compared to other recent years. I spent most of the year at home in Athens working on my laptop and the internet occasionally wandering around Athens and its various sites to see. I did some internationally traveling
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2012 has been a quiet year since January
compared to other recent years.I spent most of the year at home
in Athens working on my laptop and
the internet occasionally wandering around
Athens and its various sites to see.
I did some internationally traveling
and wandering beginning in March.
March I drove to Sarasota for the 9th
Florida Creativity Weekend and then
across Florida to Palm Beach County
and Boynton Beach to spend some time
August I flew to Brasil for the first time
and spent two and ½ weeks in 3 cities:
Recife, Aracaju and San Paolo thanks to
a mix of Brasilian creativity friends. Those
were two and ½ wonderful weeks filled
with walking, wandering and making
presentations in the 3 cities.I walked beaches, wandered through
several parks, toured museums & several parts of
Recife, Aracaju and San Paolo
After returning from Brasil in August
I traveled to Geneva Park, a YMCA camp 3 hrs
north of Torontoto be part of the 10thMindcamp.
The park is surrounded by water on 3 sides and is heavily forested. People came from Canada (mostly) some from the US and some from Europe. It was a beautiful place to walk each day
from sunrise to sunset.
In October I flew once again to South Africa to wander, travel and to be part of 3 creativity conferences
that friends put on:
18th ACRE, 7th ACRE Edn and 1st ACRE-Namibia.
After the program in Namibia 3 friends and I traveled to Swakopmund, Namibia on the Atlantic Ocean coast where we wandered around and played on quad
bikes on giant dunes.
In South Africa I walked beautifully
residential landscaped streets, cable-carred
to the top of a mountain, climbed mountains.
After the conferences I spent 7 days with friends
at their beautiful Casa Lee and Casablanca
wedding and events country estates
enjoying the area and great meals.
me getting ready to ride the dunes
on a quad bike with 3 friends
posing with the 50+ ABA staff
after my ½ day workshop in
Recife, Brasil at their headquarters
KobusNeethling and I as he is
handing me a plaque. Notice the
reminders of my fall at Klein Kariba
view of part ofOut of Africa where we held
the 1st ACRE in Namibia
sample view of animals
at Glen Afric where Lynn &KobusVermaak took me for
a surprise Sunday Bruch
Girl Scout Headquarters site of
9th Florida Creativity Weekend
Opening Night session of
18th ACRE at Klein Kariba
entrance to Klein Kariba
where 18th ACRE and 7th ACRE Edn
Conferences were held.
view of one of the venues
at Out of Africa at the
1st ACRE Namibia
view of the daily Flea Market
in front of our hotel in Swakopmund, Namibia
view one of the bommas at Casa Lee
where we ate dinner on Monday.
montage of the speakers at
2012 FCW in Sarasota.
view of the WELCOME dinner
held for the international
presenters for the 3 ACRE
one dining area at
my first special breakfast
at Casa Lee served on my
patio at my chalet for the week.
sample classroom scene at
2012 SRCUS, a conference I have
presented at every years since 1980
sample photo of one of the
hundreds of crocs we saw
at the Croc Ranch we toured
in Namibia near Out of Africa
one of the idea generation rooms
at the “Aha Idea Catalyst Centre”
at Casa Lee
my lunch in Recife, Brasil with
Francisco and Eduardo from ABA
at their favorite country club.
view of the Conservatory at
the UGA/GA Botanical Gardens
outside of Athens, GA
tracks in the sand along the
Oconee River in Athens at the
GA Botanical Gardens
view from the cable car
coming down from one of the
mountains near the dam west
of Pretoria, South Africa
courtyard at Out of Africa just
outside of my Rm #5.
sample view of one of the many
garden areas at Casa Lee and
Casablanca east of Pretoria, SA
feeding elephants at Glen Afric
where we had Sunday Brunch
old train tressel east of downtown
Athens, GA near Momma’s Po Boy
restaurant I go to for a special
breakfast treat some times.
Momma’s Po Boy
Peach French Toast, 1st course.
my view during our ride on
quad bikes in the giant dunes
near Swakopmund, Namibia
me at the knee of Nelson Mandela
in the courtyard of a giant mall
in Sandton, a suburb of Johannesburg.
view of my FULL breakfast
on my patio of my chalet
at Casa Lee
here the 4 of us are making
a stop during our quad bike ride
Me, Nico, Ed, Annalie
here I am with friend:
Tim Hurson from Toronto after we gave our talks at the monthly Creativity Cafe meeting with our rewards of fancy cupcakes
at the main entrance of
Glen Afric near the dam
west of Pretoria, SA
another of the wonderful
meals I was treated to in Brasil.
interior view of my chalet
at Casa Lee.
sample FULL breakfast at
the Guesthouse at 314 Clarke
where stay for a few days in Pretoria