Highland dancer winners 2-14-15 Scottish FestivalLifting the 'tree' - Scottish caber-throwing 1
Don’t be afraid, we won’t make you toss a caber.
Annie, Ron, Melanie Clan Macpherson 2-14-15 Long Beach Scottish parade

River Spey near Laggan, Scotland, MP Renfrew
Center of Scotland plaque near Laggan

Melanie Renfrew, 1-5-12 whale watch cruiseGroundhog Day just flew by.

Compass - West is on left, East is on right, and it spells WE across if you read from left ot right.  In China, Israel, Arabic world, it spells EW.I had 2 roommates over the years who are genuinely dyslexic.  One is ambidextrous, as she learned to do things with both hands & arms, and became a successful analyst.  The other is naturally left-handed, earned her Ph.D. in Geography and is a professor, and told me she has to stop and think each time, which way is right or left?

I have heard many other stories about how individuals mistakenly thought they were ‘stupid’ for not understanding reading, math, directions, etc., as they grew up; but once diagnosed and determined to work through their dyslexia, always carrying a dictionary (made easier now with a smart phone), they earned all A’s and graduated into careers.

Therefore, I believe it is not a crippling condition or something that should just be ‘given into’ as a permanent brain disability.

If you are a student reading this, I will help you to try to learn directions outside, anywhere you go in the world; but ultimately, it is your choice and determination that will give you a sense of conquest over anything. Try it. I’ve worked with a lot of accident victims who had part of their brains damaged, and they learned map skills by re-wiring what’s left.:-)

glass of water,34.78,2453
Night land breeze
accuweather 2-9-16
LAX location, Google map
The Weathermen's Brains, Dr. M P Renfrew's cartoon
Coastal sea breeze

L.A.'s High pressure winds are onshore at the shore, not "offshore"
So Cal Offshore Winds Map, Dr. Melanie Renfrew's drawing

Thanks, Ralph 2-8-16

El Nino's rain on NorCal, 2-2016
“Most of #NorCal has seen above-normal precipitation this winter thus far. #SoCal hasn’t fared as well #cawx #ElNino “

2016 Spring Geog-7 World Regional Geography syllabus Dr. Renfrew
East Asia blank outline map China WIley Ch. 9
usa blank outline map
north america blank outline map

birds descend on dis, mp renfrew 2-16

berry pancakes 2-
the bottom burned…
but I kept making them until some were good….
A trip to the Tropics plate, MP Renfrew berry pancakes

Colorado mapMy sister used to live in Denver, I have a lot of friends who moved there (though none are particularly athletic), I used to go every year and feel a connection with the land via bushwhacking in the Rockies; and other than a week working in Clemson, one of the Carolinas, I feel more connection to Colorado, ∴  the Broncos.

They’re also ahead.

2-7 P. Manning

2016 Spring Geog 1 Physical Geography syllabus Dr Renfrew

2016 Spring Geog 15 Physical Geography Lab Syllabus

2016 Spring Geog-7 World Regional Geography syllabus Dr. Renfrew (posted in 2 places)

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