How safe was I on Bartlett Lake?

As you may have read in my last entry, I spent last Saturday (the solemn day of September 11th) up at Bartlett Lake.  As I described the aftermath of our day, when the Sherrif's Dept. was hovering around the lake in droves, I felt safe.  I knew that the Captain of the boat I was on was respectful of the boating laws, and by the time dusk had hit, we were safely home, sipping on wine in the safety of our own backyards....more

Boating at Bartlett Lake and a tribute to my father

As you may have read in my last entry, I had just returned from vacationing in Seattle, where boats and water are everywhere.  Having stayed across the street from Union Lake, and making my evening stroll down to the harbor, I noticed so many people arriving via boat to their party destination for the Labor Day Weekend, only to sail out into the darkness of night after, with no running lights, and some boats a tad over crowded for their size....more

My Vacation in Seattle and Boating

As you may have read in my last blog, I was vacationing in Seattle with my family.  Ironically, I have two children, eight years and 364 days apart.  In otherwords, each and every Labor Day weekend becomes a contest of sorts, of who can out do the other when it comes to celebrating their birthday.  Being slightly competitive, and yearning for the spotlight of their own unique birthdate which just happens to be backed by the other's unique birthdate, let's just say over the past 19 years, I have learned how to approach this holiday in the most effective way......more

The water balloon experiment

As we know, children are very hands-on people, and like to have visuals to get the most out of learning, so I bring you an experiement that you can share with your children when it comes to how our bodies work in the water.  This experiment is effective in helping young children get over their fear of believing that they will sink to the bottom of a pool, etc... if they are let go of in the water, or don't have a flotation device....more

Enticing the eyes beneath the surface & a scientific experiment

Yesterday I shared with you the three biggest fears young children conceal about being in the water and learning to swim.  Today, I will discuss ways to approach the under water world with our youngsters.  First, do you remember how sensitive your face can be to different temperatures of water?  The smallest degree of change can surprise us when submerging our faces.  So, keep in mind that the first time a young child is asked to put their face in the cool pool water, the first sensation is usually met with a cool response!  Over time, our ...more

Why Do You Blame God For Your Mistakes

This blog is by Mama Safi who never saw the inside of a classroom-Do you really want to know the reason....more

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Seashore Learning

I was born and raised in San Diego, California. (Yes, pictures like this one and that one are from that bee-u-ti-ful city.) But, in addition to my dear and loving family and friends there, it’s the ocean that holds my heart. San Diego’s ocean simply beckons one to interact. And not just on the seashore, but in the water.  ...more

Taking a Haircut for Our Grandchildren

It may be controversial, but it’s the best we’ve got.  The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) provides a way to numerically rate each of the globe’s countries by their overall greenness, or lack thereof.  Not surprisingly, Switzerland is first, the U.S. is 39th, while China is down at No. 105 and India comes in at 120th. ...more

Air and Water: A Right or Privilege for all Citizens?

While it may shorten your life, you can still live and breathe with poor air quality. Such is the case for many citizens of industrial megacities like Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, New Delhi, Mumbai and Beijing, among others. When it comes to water, however, cleanliness and freshness is essential to support life. In a growing number of nations, fresh water for drinking and hygiene is either not readily available, or, available only to those who can pay for it. Every human being is entitled to free air to breathe, but what about water to drink?...more

How To Stay Healthy & Hydrated In The Heat of The Summer

What is even more important than sunscreen and eating healthy in the summer? Answer: Staying hydrated. Our bodies are made up of about 65% water, and in the summer we are constantly being depleted of it. On a hot summer day, it doesn't take long for dehydration to set in, and that can quickly become dangerous (even deadly). ...more
this was an interesting post, loved reading it, truly none can live without water and it is ...more