About Me


Thanks for visiting my blog.  I appreciate your taking time to read it.  I’d love this to be an interactive space where you tell me what you think about what I”m talking about. OR not talking about, as you wish. 

Here’s about me: I’ve lived in Chico, California since 1980. I have no desire to ever live anywhere else.  I love to travel. I have visited Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Laos and Bangkok. And most of the states of the U.S. But I’ve never been to Hawaii!  I am a teacher. I taught high school for 15 years, and now teach middle school. Middle school has brought with it a steep learning curve, which continues to surprise me.

I love to take photos. I carry my camera most all the time.  I am bilingual (English/Spanish). Learning Spanish has enriched my life immensely.

I love to write. I have two blogs which I post to regularly (well, sort of), as well as 35 years worth of journals. I dream of writing a novel, and have started a couple of them. So far my continuative powers are a little weak, and they sit waiting for my return. I have published several articles in professional journals, however.

I used to make quilts. I hand quilted them, rueing the day each was finally finished. I became a teacher partly because I wanted more time to quilt, but then teaching was so creatively satisfying that I never quilted again. I still have tons of fabric and I hope to quilt again.  Now I knit, but am not all that good at it.  Why I traded something I was good at for something I’m not?  Space and time, mostly.

I have three kids I raised, one that was gifted to me as a teenager, four granddaughters and one small bossy dog.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Leave me comments so I know you’ve been here!  I will respond.


10 thoughts on “About Me

  1. DevlinInTheDetails says:

    I didn’t know you loved houses. Interesting. When I was little, all I did was build houses with blocks…plan houses on paper…and draw houses in the amrgins. No wonder we get along so well.

  2. Misty Summer Plant says:

    Hello! I used to live in Chico too and study at the Avalon Institute. I have moved back to LA, is the Avalon Institute still there? I think I may have met you once, I think you may have told me that you use the gold grounding energy in your class to ground the kids!! ( which is a GREAT idea!) I teach 8th grade now.

  3. lynnjake says:

    Hi Misty. No, Jim and Roxanne have moved on. They do have a FB page, however, as well as a website. They seem to do quite a bit of virtual (online) work these days, as well as meetings and workshops in other cities, but no longer in Chico. You are right about grounding my students – I still do that. It isn’t always too effective, as I now teach 7th grade and they seem to defy all logic, spiritual or otherwise! Nice to hear from you!

  4. Sally Friedman says:

    Dear Reduction Physics:

    I enjoy reading your blog, and was wondering if you would like to do a link exchange. My book blog’s url is educationanddeconstruction.com. Every week, I make a nonfiction book recommendation in the topic areas of education, history, technology, biography and/or humor. I have already put up your link. Please reply if you would like to do a link exchange. Thank you.


    Sally Friedman

  5. lynnjake says:

    Hi Sally,
    Of course, I’d love to do a link exchange. I’ve already added you to my blogroll. I went to read your blog and enjoyed it very much. Thanks for messaging me about this!

  6. Sally A. Friedman says:


    I am pleased to announce that my book: “The Education and Deconstruction of Mr. Bloomberg, How the Mayor’s Education and Real Estate Development Policies Affected New Yorkers 2002-2009 Inclusive” is available at both Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com, on the Kindle, on other e-books and in book form.

    Here is a link to Amazon:


    Please visit my book blog at http://www.educationanddeconstruction.com (See “Bonus Post”) and https://www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.aspx?bookid=81047 to read excerpts. Thank you.


    Sally A. Friedman

  7. Maribel Cachu says:

    I had no idea you had a blog…. You are more tech savy than I am 🙂 and I continue to respect that about you. Thank you for the reading lists…. I’ve kept on reading thanks to your influence, although I became one of those that starts 4 books and takes forever to finsh! I am turning a new leaf this year, you have inspired me once again Jacobs. Much love, Mari.

  8. lynnjake says:

    I do, Mari. I’ve had two blogs for several years now. I’m not as frequent a writer as I’d like to be, but I do enjoy writing here. It’s more fun to write when I can share it. I’m glad you’re still a reader! Love to you.

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