Foxhole 148 CKLU 96.7 FM www.cklu.ca 148_2012_03_21 RM 109

Foxhole 148 CKLU 96.7 FM www.cklu.ca 148_2012_03_21 RM 109

Show #148 Mar 21, 2012 RM 109 Mar 23/11

 

The Foxhole on CKLU 96.7 FM www.cklu.ca 

 

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Gillian Welch - Rock Of Ages - Maisey Rika - Apollo - Lori McKenna - Fireflies - Levon Helm - Poor Old Dirt Farmer - Bryce Mulligan - The Factory Waltz - Paul Dunn - Broke Down and Hungry - Claire Lynch - Friends for a Lifetime - Wendy Farha - Years Of My Youth - Sheila MacDonald - Red Rover - Joe Reda - Saturday Night Music - Dimension Vertical - Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Murray McLauchlan - Down By The Henry Moore - Thea Gilmore - Bad Moon Rising - Heidi Spencer - Nebraska - The Waifs - How Many Miles - Delbert McClinton - Pancho and Lefty - Willie Nelson - This Land Is Your Land - Willie Nelson - Lloyd Brown - Desiderata - Kevin Closs - O Canada 

Club Roundup - Isle of Wight Zoo UK Southhampton - Small Biz Net - Appiction iPhone Application Development - On Air Book Blog - Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers By Gordon Neufeld, Gabor Mate M.D. - Science Rules - Did Vikings Navigate by Polarized Light - Polar Bear's Long Swim Illustrates Ice Melt - The Trail Head - Leave no trace Camping Canada Web Site

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look for Tia McGraff Song The Fishermens song Port Dover www.tiamcgraff.com

           1  Foxhole Morse Code Special C morse_letter_c.mp3 Foxhole IDs 0:02

           2  Foxhole 15th Troop ID scouts15th_foggyMountainBreakdown stationId 5:20

           3  Gillian Welch Rock Of Ages Hell Among The Yearlings 3:08

           4  Maisey Rika Apollo Tohu 3:30

           5  Lori McKenna Fireflies Pieces of Me 4:17

           6  Alex Koren ak_StationId_foxhole_theDancing foxhole 0:27

           7  Levon Helm Poor Old Dirt Farmer Dirt Farmer 3:52

           8  Bryce Mulligan The Factory Waltz A Deficient Sun Compass in the Ramshackle Apiary 2:44

           9  Paul Dunn Broke Down and Hungry Out of the Shadows 3:09

          10  Foxhole IDs AR arno_cklu_foxhole_id_wildwoodflower1.mp3 Foxhole IDs 0:23

          11  Claire Lynch Friends for a Lifetime Crowd Favorites 2:54

          12  Wendy Farha Years Of My Youth You Say 3:40

          13  Sheila MacDonald Red Rover This Way 4:09

          14  Sarah Koren (Murray Mclauchlin - Farmers Song) Station ID The Foxhole The Foxhole 0:10

          15  Joe Reda Saturday Night Music Bread and Circuses 4:27

          16  Dimensión Vertical Have You Ever Seen The Rain Rock Club 2:43

          17  Murray McLauchlan Down By The Henry Moore Songs From The Street 4:38

          18  Foxhole ID AK ak_StationId_foxhole_righteousHeart foxhole 0:15

          19  Thea Gilmore Bad Moon Rising Loft Music 3:06

          20  Heidi Spencer Nebraska Matches and Valentines 3:15

          21  The Waifs How Many Miles Live from The Union Of Soul 4:00

          22  Alex Koren ak_foxhole_id_payTheMan foxhole 0:20

          23  Delbert McClinton Pancho & Lefty Poet - A Tribute To Townes Van Zandt 4:04

          24  Willie Nelson This Land Is Your Land - Willie Nelson Celebration of the Stars (Children's Music From Grammy Cele 5:53

          25  Sarah Koren (Murray Mclauchlin - Never Did Like that Train) Station ID The Foxhole The Foxhole 0:23

          26  Lloyd Brown Desiderata Dreams To Remember 4:52

          27  Foxhole ID JP jp_cooCooBird_BeGoodTanyas_stationID_foxhole stationId 1:00

          28  Sound Effects Coyote Sounds of Birds and Other Animals 0:14

          29  Foxhole Morse Code cklu_morse_code.mp3 [Unknown] Foxhole Morse Special CKLU 0:05

          30  Kevin Closs O Canada Homecoming 1:26

Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (October 6, 1866 – July 22, 1932) was a Canadian inventor who performed pioneering experiments in radio, including early—possibly the first— transmissions of voice and music. In his later career he received hundreds of patents for devices in fields such as high-powered transmitting, sonar, and televisionhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reginald_Fessenden

SS Edmund Fitzgerald (nicknamed "Mighty Fitz," "The Fitz," or "The Big Fitz") was an American Great Lakes freighter launched on June 8, 1958. At the time of its launching, it was one of the first boats to be at or near maximum "St Lawrence Seaway Size"which was 730 feet (220 m) long and 75 feet (23 m) wide. From its launching in 1958 until 1971 the Fitzgerald continued to be one of the largest boats on the Great Lakes.[1]

On November 10, 1975, while traveling on Lake Superior during a gale, the Fitzgerald sank suddenly in Canadian waters approximately 17 miles (15 nmi; 27 km) from the entrance ofWhitefish Bay at a depth of 530 feet (160 m). Although it had reported having some difficulties before the accident, theFitzgerald sank without sending any distress signals. Its crew of 29 perished in the sinking with no bodies being recovered. When the wreck was found, it was discovered that the Fitzgerald had broken in two.

The sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald is the most famous disaster in the history of Great Lakes shipping.[2] The disaster was the subject of Gordon Lightfoot's 1976 hit song, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".

Club Roundup:

Isle of Wight Zoo

http://www.isleofwightzoo.com/

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Isle of Wight Zoo - Island Wildlife

 

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Welcome to the Isle of Wight Zoo website! Whether you want to plan a visit, find out about our animals or buy a cuddly toy (or adopt a tiger or lion or lemur), this is the site for you.

New for 2011 we've launched Zoo Tours. Our friendly guides will help you explore the zoo, stopping off to meet our keepers who'll introduce you to their animals. These are the people to ask if you want to know how much poo tigers do, or what our monkeys like for breakfast. Your guide will also tell you about our conservation projects in India and Madagascar, leaving you with the knowledge that by visiting us you have helped protect animals in the wild.

For upcoming events, check out our Events Calendar.

''I love being face to face with the big cats and have learnt how to 'talk tiger' , it feels really special when Aysha, Diamond,Zia ...and Zena talk back to me!'

- Grace, age 12. Read her review of the Isle of Wight Zoo.

The Isle of Wight Zoo is supporting the WWF Earth Hour at 8.30pm on the 26th March. Why not join in and pledge to switch your lights off? 

The Isle of Wight Zoo specialises in the care of tigers and lemurs, but is also home to a variety of other animals. We are dedicated to conserving and protecting animals both at the zoo and in their natural environments. By choosing to visit the zoo you will be helping us look after these amazing animals as well as learning all about them.

We want to share our animals with you and give you the chance to come face-to-face with creatures you may never have encountered before. You may end up meeting a new favourite!

For several years the species of cat we have chosen to specialise in has been the tiger. The zoo is now home to eight tigers, four of whom have circus backgrounds. 

Although we have successfully bred in the past, we don't breed our current tigers. This is for a few reasons:

Their bloodlines are impure or unknown. This means that they can't be part of official breeding programmes for their subspecies and that breeding them would not be valuable for tiger conservation. Some also have genetic conditions which we don't want them to pass on.

They are too old. We are more of a retirement home than a matchmaking service!

Caring for cubs is a big commitment. If we do decide to breed any of our animals we need to be sure we know what will happen to the babies when they grow up.

In particular, breeding white tigers is not ethical practise. There has been so much inbreeding in their history that they are now prone to serious health problems. Our own white tiger, Zena, has suffered from eye problems for many years, and in 2006 had to have one of her eyes removed due to glaucoma.

Our tiger conservation is focused on education and protecting tigers in the wild. Read about our tiger project in India. 

Our tigers act as ambassadors for their species, and we hope that visiting them will inspire our visitors to care about efforts to protect them. Click on their names to find out about each one.

Zia is a cracker of a cat. She has a kaleidoscopic character, which captivates all with whom it collides. She can be catty yet cuddly, stuck-up but sweet. During the summer months she is quite content to while away the hours sun worshipping but is quick to mock hunt an unsuspecting passer-by, the smaller the better! Her frolicsome activity comes in spurts and can end as soon as it starts if her sister, Zena gets a bit carried away. 

Zia is a trendy little miss and is sure to always look her best. Wet mornings are a particular no-no, a good job indeed that Zia doesn't have to endure the Indian monsoon season! She is ever so prim and proper and gracefully feminine. A very pretty tigress, with exquisite markings and a unique, sandy colouring (due to her being a carrier of the white gene) and fab whiskers, Zia draws much attention from us lesser beings. Not in the least camera-shy, she rarely tires of posing for clicks. 

Zia is not the easiest cat to cater for. There are times when you can do nothing to please, the foods wrong, the affection's wrong, the lack of affection's wrong! Zia may be obnoxious at times but has ways of making things up with her enchanting nature. When it comes to the crunch, she seems to value the relationship that she has with Zena and her human companions. She may act at little spoilt at times and can be very attention seeking but, really, she is truly special cat.

African lions are some of the most iconic animals in the world, and we are lucky to have four living at the Isle of Wight Zoo. Currently classed as vulnerable, lions are under threat all over Africa as they lose habitat and compete with humans. 

In 2010 we introduced Casper, the Island's first white lion. He has already helped us raise awareness about the plight of wild lions, particularly during the LionAid event on 23rd March 2010, when his enclosure was screened for 90mins as part of their 'Where Have All the Lions Gone?' campaign.

Rejected at birth by her mother, Tanala, Mangoky was hand-reared by the dedicated staff of the Primate section. Right from the start she proved herself to be a determined little character, and has grown into as assertive but charming lemur who knows her own mind. 

Her curiosity is insatiable and her antics as she fearlessly explores her surroundings are enchanting. Mangoky (Mango for short) is named after Madagascar's Mangoky River. The name was chosen by one of our young visitors .

Small Biz Net:

iPhone Application Development – iPhone App Ideas

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iPhone Application Development – iPhone App Ideas

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Welcome to Appiction, the leaders in Apple iPhone software development. Our application development philosophy is simple: We produce stellar and innovative iPhone software development for apps which are designed to enhance the user experience, engage your customers and build your mobile brand. This, coupled with the creativity and enthusiasm of a highly determined executive team leading professional iPhone application developers/designers, doing business with Appiction to develop your iPhone app ideas will ensure your application’s success in this fast growing marketplace.

Appiction provides iPhone application development and other Smartphone application development services for business and entrepreneurs. Our creative teams and iPhone application developers understand the importance of creating highly aesthetic and functional Apps with iPhone application development and other smartphone apps which drive measurable results that ultimately lead to a return on your investment. Equivalently, our strategy and marketing teams understand that successful promotion of your iPhone App idea is cornerstone to its success.

Due to the success of this business model, we establish partnerships with over 90% of our customers. Our confidence in building your software design, developing your app and execution of our innovative marketing strategies, our relationships yield results for all of our customers and partners. For more information on our partnerships, please contact us at the below email address or click the red gear on this page.     

We hope that you enjoy the website and we look forward to the opportunity to earn your business.

Appiction LLC.

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Who We Are

The Appiction management team is comprised of highly qualified and experienced leaders in business, advertising, digital media, strategy, network engineering and technology development/deployment and have proven capabilities in directing media and technology communications. Our business model revolves around your results. Your success in the App space establishes credibility for our company, therefore we strive to make your business successful. An App project should be looked upon as an investment and all of our products, services and policies cater to this philosophy. Each of our App projects are broken down into the following 4 categories. Call us now to discuss our services at (877) 588-3382.

Development

Our development team consists of engineers with varying skill-sets for projects ranging from a simple HTML website to large scale social media Application projects. We develop on all Smart Phone SDK's for iPhone/iTouch, Android, Symbian, Blackberry/RIM and Winmobile. We are fluent in; ADO, Adobe Flex, Apache, Apple Dashcode, Apple XCode, ASP.NET, C/C++, CakePHP, Cent OS, Cocoa/ Objective, Cocos 2D, Delphi, Flash, Flex, HTML/DHTM, J2ME, Java, JSP, Linux, MsSql, MySql, Openlaszlo, Oracle DBA, Oracle PL/SQL, Perl, PHP, Python, RIA, ROR, Ruby, Silverlight, SQL, Unix, XCode, Zend and more.

Consultation

We understand that education is critical to successful App deployment and we work with each client to determine feasibility through research, architecture, planning, feature/functionality, scalability and creative development in effort to accurately execute the vision of each of our clients.

Strategy

Our strategy team understands that in order to accomplish your vision, we must first determine what you want to "have" as a result of your App (an investment), what we need to "do" to get there (the App development) and who you have to "be" (the brand) needed to execute that vision.

Marketing

There are tens of thousands of successful Apps -- and your idea could be the next big hit; however results may not yield without some time, effort and energy. In order for an App project to be successful, we encourage all of our clients to invest in additional marketing services provided by Appiction. These include, but are not limited to, App name development/ algorithms, brand development, launch marketing strategies, web search engine optimization, pay-per-click, micro-websites and social media placement and dissemination.

On Air Book Blog: 

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

By Gordon Neufeld, Gabor Mate M.D.

Parents need to raise their kids. These days major decisions by kids seem to be ruled by peers who simply don't have the life experience to give good advice.

Product Description

A psychologist with a reputation for penetrating to the heart of complex parenting issues joins forces with a physician and bestselling author to tackle one of the most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time -- peers replacing parents in the lives of our children.

Dr. Neufeld has dubbed this phenomenon peer orientation, which refers to the tendency of children and youth to look to their peers for direction: for a sense of right and wrong, for values, identity and codes of behaviour. But peer orientation undermines family cohesion, poisons the school atmosphere, and fosters an aggressively hostile and sexualized youth culture. It provides a powerful explanation for schoolyard bullying and youth violence; its effects are painfully evident in the context of teenage gangs and criminal activity, in tragedies such as in Littleton, Colorado; Tabor, Alberta and Victoria, B.C. It is an escalating trend that has never been adequately described or contested until Hold On to Your Kids. Once understood, it becomes self-evident -- as do the solutions.

Hold On to Your Kids will restore parenting to its natural intuitive basis and the parent-child relationship to its rightful preeminence. The concepts, principles and practical advice contained in Hold On to Your Kids will empower parents to satisfy their children’s inborn need to find direction by turning towards a source of authority, contact and warmth.

Something has changed. One can sense it, one can feel it, just not find the words for it. Children are not quite the same as we remember being. They seem less likely to take their cues from adults, less inclined to please those in charge, less afraid of getting into trouble. Parenting, too, seems to have changed. Our parents seemed more confident, more certain of themselves and had more impact on us, for better or for worse. For many, parenting does not feel natural. Adults through the ages have complained about children being less respectful of their elders and more difficult to manage than preceding generations, but could it be that this time it is for real? -- from Hold On to Your Kids

From the Hardcover edition.


Product Details


Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly 

Starred Review. Like countless other parents, Canadian doctors Neufeld and Maté woke up one day to find that their children had become secretive and unreachable. Pining for time with friends, they recoiled or grew hostile around adults. Why? The problem, Neufeld and co-writer Maté suggest, lies in a long-established, though questionable, belief that the earliest possible mastery of the rules of social acceptance leads to success. In a society that values its economy over culture, the book states, the building of strong adult/child attachments gets lost in the shuffle. Multiple play dates, day care, preschool and after school activities groom children to transfer their attachment needs from adults to their peers. They become what the authors call "peer oriented." The result is that they squelch their individuality, curiosity and intelligence to become part of a group whose members attend school less to learn than to socialize. And these same children are bullying, shunning and murdering each other, as well as committing suicide, at increasing rates. The authors' meticulous exploration of the problem can be profoundly troubling. However, their candidness and exposition lead to numerous solutions for reestablishing a caring adult hierarchy. Beautifully written, this terrific, poignant book is already a bestseller in Canada. 

Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Review 

"Hold on to Your Kids blows in from Canada like a Blue Northern, bringing us genuinely new ideas and fresh perspectives on parenting. The authors integrate psychology, anthropology, neurology and their own personal and professional experiences as they examine the 'context' of parenting today. This is a worthy book with practical implications for mom and dad."

—Dr. Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other

"Hold on to Your Kids is visionary book that goes beyond the usual explanations to illuminate a crisis of unrecognized proportions. The authors show us how we are losing contact with our children and how this loss undermines their development and threatens the very fabric of sociey. Most importantly they offer, through concrete examples and clear suggestions, practical help for parents to fulfill their instinctual roles. A brilliant and well written book, one to be taken seriously, very seriously."

—Peter A. Levine Ph.D., International teacher and author of the best selling books: Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma and It Won’t Hurt Forever, Guiding Your Child through Trauma 

"The thoughts and perspectives presented by the authors are informative — even inspirational — for those who choose to dedicate their lives and energy to students."

Bulletin of the National Association of Secondary School Principals

"With original insights on parent-child attachments and how parents can restore them, this is a book for revitalizing families and rekindling the song in their children’s hearts."

—Raffi, children’s troubadour, founder of Child Honoring Society Institute

"With simple ideas and steps, this book is directed not only to parents, but to all those — educators, social workers, counselors — whose lives and work bring them into contact with children."

Quill & Quire

"Though this is Neufeld's personal theory, Maté (Scattered MindsWhen the Body Says No) has expressed his colleague's ideas in precise and hard-hitting prose that makes complex ideas accessible without dumbing them down. The result is a book that grabs hard, with the potential to hit many parents where they live."

The Edmonton Journal

"[M]ay serve as a loud wake-up call for mothers and fathers….this one offers what many of the others do not — that rare commodity known as common sense."

Winnipeg Free Press

"With the benefit of 30 years of research and experience, Neufeld has crafted a coherent, compelling theory of child development that will cause an immediate frisson of recognition and acceptance in its readers. His approach has the power to change, if not save, the lives of our children."

National Post

"The authors present doable strategies to help parents help their kids. If their advice is taken to heart, there’s hope there will be more warmth and security all round."

The Georgia Straight

Praise for Scattered Minds by Gabor Maté, M.D.

"Rare and refreshing. . . . Here you will find family stories, an accessible description of brain development and sound information. You will also find hope."

The Globe and Mail

"An utterly sensible and deeply moving book written for a general audience."

The Vancouver Sun

From the Hardcover edition.

From the Back Cover 

"Hold on to Your Kids blows in from Canada like a Blue Northern, bringing us genuinely new ideas and fresh perspectives on parenting. The authors integrate psychology, anthropology, neurology and their own personal and professional experiences as they examine the 'context' of parenting today. This is a worthy book with practical implications for mom and dad."

—Dr. Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other

"Hold on to Your Kids is visionary book that goes beyond the usual explanations to illuminate a crisis of unrecognized proportions. The authors show us how we are losing contact with our children and how this loss undermines their development and threatens the very fabric of sociey. Most importantly they offer, through concrete examples and clear suggestions, practical help for parents to fulfill their instinctual roles. A brilliant and well written book, one to be taken seriously, very seriously."

—Peter A. Levine Ph.D., International teacher and author of the best selling books: Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma and It Won’t Hurt Forever, Guiding Your Child through Trauma 

"The thoughts and perspectives presented by the authors are informative — even inspirational — for those who choose to dedicate their lives and energy to students."

Bulletin of the National Association of Secondary School Principals

"With original insights on parent-child attachments and how parents can restore them, this is a book for revitalizing families and rekindling the song in their children’s hearts."

—Raffi, children’s troubadour, founder of Child Honoring Society Institute

"With simple ideas and steps, this book is directed not only to parents, but to all those — educators, social workers, counselors — whose lives and work bring them into contact with children."

Quill & Quire

"Though this is Neufeld's personal theory, Maté (Scattered MindsWhen the Body Says No) has expressed his colleague's ideas in precise and hard-hitting prose that makes complex ideas accessible without dumbing them down. The result is a book that grabs hard, with the potential to hit many parents where they live."

The Edmonton Journal

"[M]ay serve as a loud wake-up call for mothers and fathers….this one offers what many of the others do not — that rare commodity known as common sense."

Winnipeg Free Press

"With the benefit of 30 years of research and experience, Neufeld has crafted a coherent, compelling theory of child development that will cause an immediate frisson of recognition and acceptance in its readers. His approach has the power to change, if not save, the lives of our children."

National Post

"The authors present doable strategies to help parents help their kids. If their advice is taken to heart, there’s hope there will be more warmth and security all round."

The Georgia Straight

Praise for Scattered Minds by Gabor Maté, M.D.

"Rare and refreshing. . . . Here you will find family stories, an accessible description of brain development and sound information. You will also find hope."

The Globe and Mail

"An utterly sensible and deeply moving book written for a general audience."

The Vancouver Sun

From the Hardcover edition.


Customer Reviews

Restoring Natural Parenting 

Several years ago, my wife and I attended a seminar by Vancouver psychologist, Dr. Gordon Neufeld. It was one of those rare educational experiences that really altered the way we related to our children. The subject of that talk, "Hold on to Your Kids", is now expanded in this wonderful new book, co-authored with Vancouver MD, Gabor Maté.

The first two-thirds deal with a cultural malaise that the authors claim is sweeping North America, making both parenting and teaching more challenging. With a wealth of both cited research and personal stories, the authors tie together issues such as bullying, early promiscuity, general aimlessness, learning difficulties, and the "flatlining of culture".

Despite the usual association with peer concerns, this is not just a book for parents of teenagers. There is something here for every age group, from preschool through high school. It's also most assuredly not just a catalog of problems, but a well-developed thesis leading to the insight necessary for solutions. Several chapters in the final section would be worth the price alone. "Discipline That Does Not Divide" is an excellent parenting primer, while "Create a Village of Attachment" will help both parents and teachers ensure that their charges profit from their school experience.

We who attended Dr. Neufeld's seminars in Vancouver had been waiting several years to see his ideas in print. The book does not disappoint. I will be rereading mine many times in the coming years. And perhaps more to come from this master of parenting.

It's about time! 

As a concientious, caring parent I have been reading parenting books for years only to be frustrated again and again by prescriptive methodologies that run counter to my intuitions, and read like behaviour modification suggestions for experimental lab rats. We have been told time and again by various experts that if we give the right rewards, and enforce the right sanctions our children will behave and develop as we wish them to. Or, on the contrary, we have been told that we need not give our children any boundaries or guidelines, but must encourage them to find their own way without our input, trusting to "natural consequences" to provide them with direction. We have been told that if we are clear with our expectations our children will live up to them, only to find tht they don't. These methodologies have infiltrated the culture, and yet we have more violence, aggression, suicide, and depression, lack of direction, and boredom among our young people today than has ever been the case before.

Gordon Neufeld's book is not another prescriptive "how to" manual. He reminds us that our children are more than their behaviour. He turns our gaze to their relationship needs, and shows us clearly what happens for children when those needs are met, and describes the disastrous results for a child's emotional, social, and intellectual development when they aren't. Dr. Neufeld helps us to see what is going wrong with our children, and what needs to be done to make it right. This book touches the heart of parenting in a way no other parenting book I have ever read does. it rings true begininning to end; I can't recommend it strongly enough.

Great message, BUT.... 

I purchased this book after attending a 2 hour lecture by Mr. Neufeld which was a huge eye opener and was profound enough to change how I parent.This book has an impactful message, focusing on cultivating a connected relationship with your child and insight into the negative impact that occurs when children become more connected to their peers than their parents. 

Read all the 5 star reviews to find out about the good side of this book BUT- here is the downside- as much as I appreciated the message, this book is not an easy read and I am a true die hard reader of non-fiction books (esp. parenting books!) Had I not attended the lecture I never would have persevered through to finish the book. 

It felt to me that the author was more focused on proving his theory to other scholars rather than relating to the average parent. I love to pass on books that have made a difference in my life, yet I know this one would sit half read on my friends night stands due to the fact that it was too long, too wordy, and points were repeated to the point of being redundant. 

In terms of message I rate this book a 5 star, because of how it was written I must give it a 3 star rating.

Science Rules:

Did Vikings Navigate by Polarized Light?

from Nature News

A Viking legend tells of a glowing 'sunstone' that, when held up to the sky, revealed the position of the Sun even on a cloudy day. It sounds like magic, but scientists measuring the properties of light in the sky say that polarizing crystals--which function in the same way as the mythical sunstone--could have helped ancient sailors to cross the northern Atlantic. A review of their evidence is published today in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

The Vikings, seafarers from Scandinavia who travelled widely and settled in swathes of Northern Europe, the British Isles and the northern Atlantic from around 750 to 1050 AD, were skilled navigators, able to cross thousands of kilometres of open sea between Norway, Iceland and Greenland. Perpetual daylight during the summer sailing season in the far north would have prevented them from using the stars as a guide to their positions, and the magnetic compass had yet to be introduced in Europe--in any case, it would have been of limited use so close to the North Pole.

But Viking legends, including an Icelandic saga centering on the hero Sigurd, hint that these sailors had another navigational aid at their disposal: a sólarsteinn, or sunstone.

http://ow.ly/3NheG

Polar Bear's Long Swim Illustrates Ice Melt

from the Los Angeles Times (Registration Required)

In one of the most dramatic signs ever documented of how shrinking Arctic sea ice impacts polar bears, researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska have tracked a female bear that swam nine days across the deep, frigid Beaufort Sea before reaching an ice floe 426 miles offshore.

The marathon swim came at a cost: With little food likely available once she arrived, the bear lost 22% of her body weight and her year-old female cub, who set off on the journey but did not survive, the researchers said.

"Our activity data suggests that she swam constantly for nine days, without any rest. Which is pretty incredible," said George M. Durner, a USGS zoologist and a lead author of the study, published last month in the journal Polar Biology.

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Trail Head:

WHY LEAVE NO TRACE CANADA

http://www.leavenotrace.ca/home

Many of us have taken a pine cone or rock, veered off the trail to dodge mud puddles, gotten too close to wildlife or tossed an apple core into the woods. While these actions may seem harmless at the time, until we learn to reduce our impact, the quality of our outdoor experiences and the recreational resources we enjoy are at critical risk. Also at risk is our continued access to wildlands as land management agencies sometimes take restrictive action to protect the resources they manage. Unless, of course, education catches up with behavior, and we all learn to leave the outdoors as unchanged as possible by our presence.

Principles of Leave No Trace

Plan Ahead and Prepare

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

Dispose of Waste Properly

Leave What You Find

Minimize Campfire Impacts

Respect Wildlife

Be Considerate of Others

The Solution

Leave No Trace believes that while these impacts are widespread and the causes are complex, the solution is simple: Change behavior through education, research and partnerships one person at a time. Leave No Trace is not a set of rules or regulations. Nor is it simply about remembering exactly what minimum impact skill you can practice in every outdoor situation–how far you should camp from water sources, where to pitch your tent, how to build a minimum impact fire or if you should build one in the first place. Rather, it is first and foremost an attitude and an ethic.

Leave No Trace is about respecting and caring for wildlands, doing your part to protect our limited resources and future recreation opportunities. Once this attitude is adopted and the outdoor ethic is sound, the specific skills and techniques become second nature.

Principles of Leave No Trace

LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES

The Leave No Trace Principles of outdoor ethics form the framework of Leave No Trace's message:

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  1. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  1. Dispose of Waste Properly
  1. Leave What You Find
  1. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  1. Respect Wildlife
  1. Be Considerate of Others




PLAN AHEAD AND PREPAREAdequate trip planning and preparation helps backcountry travelers accomplish trip goals safely and enjoyably, while simultaneously minimizing damage to the land.Pre-Trip PlanningPoor planning often results in miserable campers and damage to natural and cultural resources. Rangers often tell stories of campers they have encountered who, because of poor planning and unexpected conditions, degrade backcountry resources and put themselves at risk.Why is Trip Planning Important?You may want to create additional answers for this list: