Tuesday, July 25, 2006

From Sea to Rising Sea

This, from Patagonia: Across the country and around the globe, concern about global warming is on the rise. Research shows that polar bears must swim farther than ever to find food because Arctic ice is melting at an accelerated rate. The longer swims are even causing some bears to drown.
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A polar bear mother and her two-year-old cub float on an iceberg in the open sea. Nunavut, Canada. Photo: Paul Nicklen

Monday, July 17, 2006


I have been reading about the world's nine million refugee children and the role sports plays in their ability to make it in the larger world beyond the camps. Among the organizations making a difference is NineMillion.org as well as others. One example, Right To Play is an athlete-driven international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play as a tool for the development of children and youth in the most disadvantaged areas of the world.
Right To Play is committed to improving the lives of these children and to strengthening their communities by translating the best practices of sport and play into opportunities to promote development, health and peace. We can all help by becoming more informed about this crisis and passing the ball.

Friday, July 14, 2006


Today I will join the authors of The Mommy Chronicles on their weekly radio show to talk about Family Travel. You can listen to The Mommy Chronicles Show live by going to http://www.hayhouseradio.com. The show airs live from 4-5pm Eastern time and will be re-aired over the weekend and will be available on archives by Tuesday.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Wind River Range

Today, my youngest son Ted begins a grand 30-day, back country adventure in Wyoming's Wind River Range. I deposited him ( I admit, I got misty-eyed ) with the outdoor professionals from NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School ) in the western Wyoming town of Lander. It is from this outpost that NOLS students travel into the adjacent remote mountain range to learn leadership, mountaineering, horsepacking, and rock climbing skills. The rugged landscape is filled with high granite peaks, mountain lakes ideal for fly fishing, and sub-alpine forests. The abundant high-altitude granite and permanent snow here make it a perfect setting for learning a range of skills. It will be a long 30 days for me, but no doubt an extraordinary experience for Ted. To plan your own adventure, check out our Family Adventure Travel Collection.