Stop Stealing Dreams

Stop Stealing Dreams

What should we do about schools? What is the way to fix education? I have been wondering what should we do next. I read about the Global Achievement Gap and technology and brain research and passion based learning and I wonder. Today I received this manifesto from Seth Godin and wanted to share it as soon … Continued

Drama: My Personal Samoa Survivor (Video)

Enjoy this article and video about Samoa and my personal Drama at Virgin Cove–right where they filmed SURVIVOR SAMOA! Drama at Virgin Cove: Face-Planted on the Ground At 1:30am as I lay on the cement step outside the bathroom. I thought, “Hmm, why am I on the ground? How did this happen?” Leaving Los Angeles … Continued

Where’s the Water?

George Ranalli / Photo Researchers / Universal Images Group Water is everywhere! We can’t live without it. Sadly, pollution and over-consumption threaten waterways in America, Israel and throughout the world. The work of World Water Monitoring Day is an important step in helping the scientific, political and environmental activist communities monitor the state of the … Continued

Teachers without Borders and Bullying.com

Teachers Without Borders and Bullying.org to Offer Courses for Teachers and ParentsFebruary 21, 2012(Seattle, WA) Teachers Without Borders, a non-profit organization committed to supporting K-12 teachers around the world with relevant and demand-driven professional development resources, has partnered with Bullying.org to provide online courses and workshops on bullying and cyberbullying prevention. While bullying is often … Continued

Travel Events in Los Angeles

Oh… What a night!I joined a gathering of travelers at Luxe Hotel on Sunset. Chef Olivier from France treated us to delicious delicacies and the bar team shared their incredible cocktail creations all in the relaxing and beautiful outdoor garden lit up with twinkle lights in all the trees. The audience included people from LACOT, … Continued

Aitutaki–a jewel in the South Pacific

My first trip to Aitutaki was for our honeymoon two years ago. George and I had wanted to visit there before but it was the first time the dice of price allowed it to happen! Our two weeks in the Cook Islands included kayaking, hammock swinging and two trips to the incredible jewel- toned Aitutaki … Continued

SCIENCE FAIR: You don’t have to FREAK OUT!

When parents and students hear it is time to plan their school’s annual science fair, most of them freak out! I am here to tell you that great resources exist for reasonable projects that won’t cost too much money or ruin your weekend leisure time. The fantastic site Science Buddies has lots of suggestions and … Continued

Count Something Important

Atul Gawande says in his book, Better, count something interesting, be it an object or an abstract concept, and you will learn interesting new ideas. Some people count the days to summer camp or the nights until a Saturday night date; I enjoy counting the countries I’ve visited. After seven years at sea and a … Continued

Red Goddess Rising by Halle Eavelyn

Halle Eavelyn and Lisa Niver Rajna  When I met Halle at her book reading recently, I thought about my first trip to the Giza Pyramids. I remember that day like it was yesterday although I visited the great archeological site over thirty years ago! My family was cruising on a Greekship at the time and … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel