Build and Erupt a Cool Papier-Mâché Volcano With Your Kids!

 Hooray!  The volcano erupted to squeals of delight from us all!...more

Before the Weather Hits: How to Make Your Own Emergency Survival Kit

Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Tsunamis. Volcanic explosions. Floods. Tornadoes. Fire. Terrorist attack. There are any number of events that can turn your life into a fight for survival. You've got a better chance of winning that fight if you are prepared. ...more

Thanks so much for the post and all the tips. With the holidays around the corner, I am ...more

Life Near A Volcano

     Have you ever lived close to a volcano?  It's quite an experience to be sent home from school with a siren blaring because a volcano is about to erupt.  I know; it happened to me.      How 'bout you?  Have there been volcanoes in your life?  ~ Yaya I was going out to meet myself, but had to stop becauseMyself was coming back from there; I wasn't where I was. ~ ...more

Of Cancelled Flights, Icelandic Volcanoes and Lonely Souls

It has been a week already. A long and painful week for my dear friend S -- she was supposed to fly to London last Monday to visit a mutual friend of ours - M - who - bravely and willfully - packed her belongings last fall and headed to England to finish her Masters in Art History. M has been so busy since September '09 with lectures, assignments, papers to write, papers to publish and loads of studying that she hasn't had a moment to speak to any of her loved ones left behind....more

Go to Iceland for the Fireworks (Just Avoid the Volcano Smoke)

WOW! The planet is showing us who's boss, that's for sure. The global web of airplanes has been brought to a halt because of a volcanic outburst in Iceland. Chaos is reigning across Western Europe [today], with hundreds of flights canceled due to volcanic ash sweeping across the continent. The pulverized rock and glass from the Icelandic Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano is harmful to the engines of airplanes, apparently. -- Gizmodo (Go on, for fun, say the name of that volcano out loud: Eyjafjallajokull.) WOW! ...more

Actually, it was the eruptions in the early 1970s that first brought Iceland's intense volcanic ...more