Hiking Westridge Trail in Los Angeles, California. May 5, 2012

May 5th, 2012

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Today, May 5, 2012, on Westridge Hiking Trail in Los Angeles, California we saw three helicopters circling.  A mountain bike rider fell and had a broken clavicle. We saw the helicopter air lift him out. We hope he will be okay. Other highlights from the trail today: Talking with Trisha the ultra runner about BadWater 135mile … Continued

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In The End of Money and the Future of Civilization, Thomas H. Greco states: Money is such a basic feature of our everyday lives that a world without it almost inconceivable. It is a thing as necessary as air, water, food—because, in a developed economy, it is by the process of exchange that we acquire … Continued

I have not always been very interested in Earth Science or Volcanoes. I distinctly remember Seventh Grade Earth Science being incredibly dry. I think I could have fallen asleep but I was too much a goody-goody to actually close my eyes in class. During my seven years at sea, it came as a real surprise … Continued

A Wonderful Weekend in Downtown Manhattan Arriving in style from JFK to the Upper East side with Groundlink, I knew I started my weekend well. I loved my airport pickup with Richard in his brand new Mercedes. Groundlink’s app is easy to use and their service will be starting soon in Los Angeles, I can’t … Continued

“Wanderlust is a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about,” as defined by Dictionary.com. Traveling is a requirement for George and I and right now we are in Hawaii. Lucky for you, Christine Maxfield offered to share about her recent year of volunteerism around the globe. I know you will be inspired by her … Continued

“Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly.” I have always felt connected to science, transformation, and especially to the process by which fuzzy caterpillars become butterflies. Butterflies and their metamorphosis were even the focus of my Bat Mitzvah speech at the age of thirteen. I just did not realize … Continued

Lonely Planet Taiwan calls the Penghu Islands the “Hawaii of Taiwan.” Might Penghu be like an old-time Hawaii? And as a place known for its fishing industry, Penghu seems like a destination far from the tourist trail, a place with a major Matsu festival and therefore a tantalizing prospect for exploration.In search of the festival … Continued

Staying Fit and Lean Recently I was interviewed for L.E.A.N. Traveler about staying fit while traveling. I lost sixty pounds from when I first met George to when we got married! Here is part of the L.E.A.N. Traveler interview: What are your top three tips for staying lean while traveling?My top three tips for staying … Continued

Here is the beginning of my review of Marc Prensky’s book: Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning.  Reading Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning by Marc Prensky was a fantastic experience. This book details the importance of real learning is our students. As a teacher, I am always looking to share connections with … Continued