When babies cry, everyone’s blood pressure goes up and no one is sure whether to offer help or not. Mary Black Bonnet looks at a society where people don’t communicate. Oh, except for the babies. But are we really listening?
Archives for October 2010
Perspective is everything. Looking at a problem from the arbitrary altitude of 100,000 feet can put a whole different spin on its order of magnitude. Back on earth a problem or gift can be overwhelming, sending you reeling in desperation or euphoria. Or somewhere in between. Look at it from a distance and it becomes relative to the surrounding influences.
Rosie talks about a unique charity, “Dirty Wall Project” and shares a rare vlog with Kane Ryan from the first fundraiser of the summer.
As Star Weiss visits the notorious Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Germany, she is visited by many questions: “Would I have risked my family’s safety by speaking out, or trying to help prisoners escape? Or would I have remained on the sidelines, averting my eyes and convincing myself that those nice SS men who played on our town sports teams and added music to our festivals were really just engaged in training activities behind the walls of a well-run prison?”
On a trip to Rwanda last year, explore visited four families of wild mountain gorillas, a species with only 720 remaining members. Their guide is Craig Sholley, who has been intimately involved in the preservation of African wildlife for more than 30 years. The team’s thrilling interaction with these peaceful creatures — who share 98.6% of their genetic makeup with humans — is a startling reminder of our own humanity.
Some people find their challenge with Monday Night Football or Hockey Night In Canada. Others find it climbing a mountain and Derek Hatfield seeks it south of Cape Horn in world’s ultimate solo yacht racing challenge which attracts only “the toughest of the tough”. What makes him do it?
During her trip across Canada in a van, our traveler is terrorized throughout the night by a worthy foe.
April Dávila wondered what it would take to cut the GMO giant out of her family’s life. She found that it was far more entrenched than she’d ever realized.
Genny Ross-Barons left her job and life in Canada to move to the Caribbean Island of Roatan where seasons don’t exist, time has a surreal quality and living a life of “Just Being” is possible.
No more secrets for me. No more phone calls drifting into an endless silence. No more relationships that can’t stand the light of day. No more afternoons. No more “What was I thinking?” or that other charmer “What the hell did I think was going to happen?” What’s done is done. Love and only love/can’t be denied…tonight I will sleep. Or maybe tomorrow…