In August, I went to a forest of Redwood trees in California with my partner. We’d been there once before, and wanted to visit what was determined to be the oldest tree in the grove – over 1400 years old.
Archives for January 2016
What you need to teach in the Himalayas
If you’re considering teaching in Nepal, here are three tips to make your experience supreme!
Water Shortages Threaten Namibia’s Economy
Water, water, everywhere…or is it? Water covers 70% of our planet, though fresh water required for drinking, bathing in, and irrigating our farm fields is only 3% of the world’s water. Our civilization depends on a plentiful supply of clean water, and yet in some parts of the world it iss becoming ever harder to obtain. Climate change and other factors have caused huge shortages of water across the developing world, and also in rich areas like the state of California, where a multi-year drought is still ongoing. As a result, around 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to water and it is scarce for at least one month of the year for 2.7 billion more.
Please Help Me Teach School Children in Nepal
Last week I was accepted to volunteer to teach English to elementary and high school children in the foothills of the Himalayas in Annapurna, Nepal. I’ll be working with a non-profit organization committed to raising the educational standards of school age children in this part of the world: “Trek To Teach.” But, I can’t handle this teaching venture on my own, I need your help.
“But It Works!” – A Dog Trainer’s Lament
With literally dozens of ways to teach a dog to do the same behaviour, how do we choose the best way for us? It seems we often choose a method because “it works” for us. But what does that mean? It could be that the dog looks like it’s doing what we want. But is there more to it?
Trek to Teach – Creating Partnerships in the Himalayas
Our wonderful Trek to Teach team, and the people of Nepal, while wounded, remain optimistic and resilient. Such positive and delightful people remind me of one of the main reasons I started Trek to Teach. This positivity within the Nepali people is contagious, they make the world a better place and should not be limited by having a neglectful education. They should have the ability to communicate with the world and expand their vast horizons in business and in life. We aim to make that into a reality.
Sending the Kids to Summer Camp? Why Not Take the Whole Family?
Each summer, millions of parents send their kids off to summer camp, but considering how busy our daily lives have become and the ever-decreasing amount of family time we have available to us, one must beg the question – why not join them?
Smart Cities: Improving Urban Energy Efficiency and Quality of Life
The advent of the “smart” phone has transformed the world, putting the processing power of yesterday’s supercomputers in the palm of our hands. Much more than a convenient route to the Internet, these tools have bridged the realms of the personal and the digital—they know to whom we speak, where we go, which websites we visit, and even our basic health information.
A New Illustrated Old Testament
With over 100 illustrations in his psychedelic new illustrated interpretation of The King James’ Old Testament, Samuel Robertson has recently finished illustrating book nine: 1 Samuel. Having begun one year ago, Samuel aims to complete the project with over 300 illustrations by Christmas Day, 2017
CAN WE SAVE THE HUMAN RACE?
The country of Torcia has created clones at one of its forensic center´s to explore and develop a new world order. A journalist follows the story of the country’s attempt to save the human race. She enters a dystopian world and finds a meeting place of good and evil.