I am WANDERING but I am not LOST

I am WANDERING but I am not LOST

Sukkot is a time when Jews choose to eat outdoors and remember what it was like to wander in the desert. George and I have chosen to give up our home and wander in South East Asia. Right now, October 2012 during Sukkot we are nomads in Myanmar. My 45th birthday is on October 18. … Continued

Gorillaland by Greg Cummings

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

In Westside Today: Local Brentwood Science Teacher Does Good

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

Lisa on NATIONAL TV: Career Day on September 29, 2012

  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

In the HUFFINGTON POST: Teachers Need a Village

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

Cruising Attitude by Heather Poole

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

Travel as a Lens for Reflection: Happy New Year!

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

Amazing Amed, Bali

Amazing Amed, Bali We Said Go Ranking (1 not recommended to 10 highly recommended) Amed, Bali: 8   General Information: Nestled in the Northeastern coastal section of Bali, Amed actually refers to at least a dozen small fishing villages that line the coast from actual Amed to Aas.  The majority of these beaches are rocky.  … Continued

Touring around Amed and Traveling to Tulamben

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

Musings of a Nomad: Candidasa to the Gilis

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

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel