Gorillaland by Greg Cummings

October 2nd, 2012

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Greg Cummings’ Gorillaland describes a compelling and terrifying trip through the heart of Africa. The reader is treated to a cast of characters like individual strings in a Byzantine intrigue, from the pristine to the corrupt, to the archetypal and historical. When each is tightened into place and woven more completely together the story’s tapestry … Continued

Thank you to  Amy Sommer for her article in Westside Today! I will be on NATIONAL TELEVISION on Saturday September 29 on KTLA’s Career Day. The article begins: On Saturday, September 29, 2012 KTLA’s “Career Day” will invite viewers in to science teacher Lisa Niver Rajna’s classroom and see first hand how she inspires her … Continued

  CAREER DAY: a nationally-syndicated weekly TV series inspiring viewers of all ages to pursue their dreams jobs! 1pm Saturdays …   Set your TVs, DVRs, and TIVOs for CAREER DAY on September 29, 2012 to see Lisa Niver Rajna on National television.   Career Day spent an entire day filming science in action with … Continued

My article appeared in the Huffington Post Education section last week. “Teachers Need a Village” is about the support that Educators need to do an excellent job. When I started a new job which required teaching seven grade levels, I created my own science teacher network in Los Angeles. As I said in the article, … Continued

In Heather Poole’s insider memoir, Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet, she says, “Just goes to show anything can happen if you just take a chance!” Her story will inspire many to finally take that next step and make their dreams a reality. While her anecdotes are not … Continued

A sunset at Falealupo, Savaii, Samoa. When I travel, I imagine that I am talking to strangers from a different culture and that I witness different lives to learn about those same lives, but in reality I always reach hidden treasures; insights into my own reality and dreams. Sometimes the action of travel teaches me … Continued

Touring around Amed and Traveling to Tulamben July 24, 2012- We rented a Motorbike and traveled from Deddy’s Bungalows to Lipah with a black sand beach. See the view from SAILS  and then we went snorkeling on the Japanese Wreck near Amed. The wreck is a famous dive site but not as famous as the … Continued

Sometimes I wake up and you think I know what your day will be like. But often I am wrong. We left Amed after staying at Bali Amed for seven nights and returned to Tulamben. George and I have a rule about not eating in empty restaurants but we had spent nearly three weeks in … Continued

AMUSED IN AMED There have been many times when travel has been the right life choice for me but so many people say, “You are leaving again? That is just not normal!” It has seemed unusual that I have spent so many years working at sea or on the road with George, but it is … Continued