Lions and Tigers and Bears. But Really Just Bears

Instead of catching a few hours of sleep for yet another ridiculously long day of travel, I am sitting in my room on an adrenaline high, occasionally peering out of my window watching for polar bears. This epitomizes a typical Miriam incident. Something rare that everyone blows off with, "Meh, I've done this for ten years, never seen anything like that," but then happens to me almost immediately. ...more

Don't Take Pictures of the Polar Bears

WFHMLOCM. That stands for “Working for Halliburton means lots of confusing acronyms.” Because it does. There are acronyms for everything and some are almost identical but mean different things. BBP, JSA, HOC, PPE, and the list goes on. It’s taking a bit to catch on, but you hear everything repeated so often that you start to pick it up pretty quickly. One little thing I learned, my weeks on are called a hitch....more

Kids Party Inspiration-Polar Bear Theme

In the third installment of my Winter Party theme ideas I'm focusing on cute and cuddly Polar Bears! Check out all of the inspiration I found: Cakes and Cookies and Cupcakes OH MY! ...more

Polar Bears: An Unstable Future

The footprints of climate change are apparent throughout the world: droughts are threatening our crops and water supplies, and on the flip side, our oceans are warming, increasing the intensity of storms and hurricanes, sea levels are rising, arctic ice is melting at an alarming rate. And one fury white mammal is clinging on to the nearest iceberg. Image: waynesworld_az via Flickr ...more
That is so sad! The Polar Bears are so beauiful.more

Disney's Earth Movie Is Breathtaking - but Misses an Opportunity to Educate

Disney doesn't often make a movie little kids shouldn't see. But "Earth," the nature filmpremiering on Earth Day April 22, falls into that category. ...more

Earth Promise blog: Disney Goes Green

Disneynature, Walt Disney’s new green sector, will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, 2009 with the debut of, Earth .  This miraculous, environmental adaptation is from the award-winning British producer/director ...more

Knut's Keeper Dies

Thomas Dörflein died this week leaving behind one very confused bear. Dörflein, a keeper with the Berlin Zoo, was known to the world as the surrogate father of Knut, a polar bear rejected by his mother, Tosca, at birth. Born in December 2006, Dörflein actually moved into the animal's enclosure to provide round-the-clock care. ...more

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The Pitbull in Lipstick Mommy: Five Questions for Sarah Palin

Okay, I think we all agree that even though she's probably a very nice human being, the Sarah Palin VP pick is deeply problematic. ...more

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Palin Shmalin

I just basically responded to a friend's blog post about this, but I think it can stand alone. I'm not looking to debate this--think and vote how you want, it's your right. I'm just blowing off steam. ...more