Jeri Ann Levesque (JAL) is a sometimes sailor from the midwest with a soul soaked in New England’s coastal region. She takes her career as an educator and evaluator seriously as the only sure way to pay for play. The blog isn’t about work. Play is an often neglected avocation of middle-aged adults. Fortunately, she has left middle age a’stern and has rounded the Horn towards those promised years of playtime known by our parents as “retirement”. Confident that she still has lead in her keel, wind in her sails – and too many toys and play groups to abandon – she continues to forge ahead with her small consulting business, Center of Effort LLC (visit us on Facebook). Jeri spends her time balancing family and friends with work and play.
The JALsails blog is the antithesis of the TV show, Seinfeld, that boasted it was about, nothing. JALsails is about the subtle connections between seemingly random stuff. This blog is just about everything that connects us to the sea, beaches and each other. This blog is about Apophenia – which is akin to the Kevin Bacon movie trivia pursuit of Six Degrees of Separation. We’re all connected by a chain of friends of friends that can connect people in six or fewer steps. We live in a very small world in a very big universe.
Every week Jeri finds an unusual word, something odd in the news, or observes something interesting. She learns how this new thing is subtly linked to other things. The words and observations are quite often connected to boats, beaches, seas, lakes, and rivers. Jeri soaks up the world and spins her interpretations once a week – usually on Sunday or Monday mornings.
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Boats are built to stay tethered to docks in harbors sheltered from the sea and wind. We’re going out on the water to create grand adventures. Hoist your imagination, fire up a bit of curiosity – anchors aweigh!