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Wednesday, November 09th, 2011

Tuesday Travel Tip - Healthy Red-Eye Flight Tips

Healthy PWT Red-Eye Flight Tips:Arrive refreshed, re-hydrated and ready for adventure with these simple preparations:Bring an empty plastic water bottle and fill it up at the departure gate drinking fountain. Drink it immediately. Repeat. Staying hydrated is key to healthy travel. Refill your bottle throughout the flight. (Tasty tip: adding a packet of Emergen-C crystals will give your immune system… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, November 02th, 2011

Agent Orange and Atoning for our Ancestor’s Mistakes

After showing a class of Santa Barbara High School history students this video —which conceals nothing of the horror Vietnamese families and American Veterans still suffer four generations after 20 million gallons of Agent Orange was senselessly sprayed on Vietnam -- I inquire of them: “How many of you think that the chemical companies who manufactured Agent Orange [Monsanto, Dow, among… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, September 12th, 2011

How to Teach About 9/11 Without Oversimplifying

As global educators, we are entrusted with the challenge of making the incomprehensible understood. The Los Angeles Times ran a nice cover story regarding the challenge that 9/11 presents for teachers and students.  Ten years ago, I remember announcing the news of the Twin Towers terrorist attacks to my 9:00 a.m. 9th grade history students.  We cried. We were stupefied, brought… [Read Full Article]
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Friday, September 02th, 2011

What Che Guevara can teach student travelers

Che Street Art, Cuba “Do you know who Che Guevara is?” The TSA officer checking our boarding passes points his question and finger at my 10-year old son. It is Milo’s T-shirt that inspires this conversational interrogation. “Che Guevara was Fidel Castro’s Chief of Staff. Did you know that?” “Yes,” Milo stares at the guard. I can tell he’s intimidated… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Hello from Hanoi!

Xian Ciao from Hanoi! We left the Mekong Delta today at sunrise, drove to Can Tho, and then flew to Hanoi. We landed at lunchtime and have been exhilarated with the sights, sounds and smells of the north ever since. Our hotel is located in the heart of the Old French Quarter adjacent to Hoan Kiem Lake. It is a… [Read Full Article]
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