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Jackie Greene, Sal Valentino and friends - Subterranean Homesick Blues - The Wailin' Jennys - Storm Comin' - Chris Pureka - Landlocked - Pete Willen - Babylon - Pete Willen - Steve Earle - Jericho Road - Grace Askew and The Black Market Goods - Jupe - Thea Gilmore - Due South - Heather Nova - London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do) - The Indelicates - Remember the Alamo! - James O'Connor with Audrey Trainor - Mr Fake - Andy Lowe - A Day In Killarney - Ian Tyson - Charles Goodnights' Grave - Nanci Griffith - I Wish It Would Rain - Matthews Southern Comfort - Woodstock - Steve Earle - Dixieland - Steve Earle - Kevin Closs - O Canada - 

Club Roundup - The Road to Sudbury Meteor Capital of the World - 2 Billion Years of History - Small Biz Net - Top 10 Internet Home Business Ideas - 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 - New Treatment Lets Paralyzed Man Walk Again - Mammals' Big Brains Began With a Sniff - Alternative Medicine: Think Yourself Better - The Trail Head - Gorp.com Hiking

Playlist:

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  Jackie Greene, Sal Valentino and friends Subterranean Homesick Blues Positively 12th and K - a Bob Dylan Tribute 3:30

       4  The Wailin' Jennys Storm Comin' Bright Morning Stars 4:47

       5  Chris Pureka Landlocked How I Learned to See in the Dark 4:22

       6  Alex Koren ak_StationId_foxhole_theDancing foxhole 0:27

       7  Pete Willen Babylon - Pete Willen Simply Acoustic 4:58

       8  Steve Earle Jericho Road Washington Square Serenade 3:36

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

      10  Grace Askew and The Black Market Goods Jupe Self-Titled 4:10

      11  Thea Gilmore Due South Murphy's Heart 3:33

      12  Heather Nova London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do) Siren 3:50

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

      14  The Indelicates Remember the Alamo! David Koresh Superstar 2:43

      15  James O'Connor with Audrey Trainor Mr Fake Mr Fake 3:48

      16  Foxhole ID AK ak_StationId_foxhole_righteousHeart foxhole 0:15

      17  Andy Lowe A Day In Killarney A Sudbury Songbook 2:56

      18  Ian Tyson Charles Goodnights' Grave From the Stone House 3:30

      19  Alex Koren ak_foxhole_id_payTheMan foxhole 0:20

      20  Nanci Griffith I Wish It Would Rain Winter Marquee 2:36

      21  Matthews Southern Comfort Woodstock Later That Same Year 4:29

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

      23  Steve Earle Dixieland - Steve Earle Dear New Orleans 2:54

      24  Foxhole ID JP jp_cooCooBird_BeGoodTanyas_stationID_foxhole stationId 1:00

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

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

      27  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

Club Roundup:

The Road to Sudbury Meteor Capital of the World -- 2 Billion Years of History

http://www.outdoorwebsite.com/sudburymeteorhomepage2.htm

http://www.outdoorwebsite.com/sudburymeteorhomepage.htm

Fairbanks Lake (Fairbanks Meteor)

Location: 20 miles west of Sudbury as the crow flies.

Meteor name: Aleena ( no relationship to the previous two)

Meteor size: 1/4 mile in diameter approximately

Date of hit: 61 million years ago

Crater size: 2.5 miles in diameter

Crate depth: 300 feet

Crater size today: 2 miles in diameter ( very irregular)

Crate depth today: 100 feet

Most distinguishing feature:

Fairbanks Lake sits on the southwest rim of the Sudbury Basin. The lake water

is clear and cold because it is spring-fed. The lake is a popular summer retreat and

there is a provincial park at one end. There is an Indian legend that says the lake was

visited by men who descended from the sky.

Killarney Provincial Park

Location: 50 miles from downtown Sudbury

Killarney is one of Ontario's most popular wilderness destinations. With its

sapphire blue lakes and white quartz ridges it is the crown jewel of the Ontario

Park system. Many consider it the crown jewel park of Canada.

The park contains just one campground at the George Lake entrance as it is

primarily a wilderness park, left alone with little facilities to allow visitors a chance

to experience the solitude and beauty of its undisturbed natural setting. It boasts

spectacular hiking trails and canoe-in back country camping. The canoe routes

include well maintained portages between lakes.

Situated on the north shore of Georgian Bay in the municipality of Killarney,

the park straddles the La Cloche mountain range, large rounded white quartz

hills that dominate the landscape. The white peaks and cliffs contrast with the pine

and hardwood forests and the boggy lowlands that surround the parks many lakes

give it an awe inspiring vision.

The Rainbow Highway (6) & the La Cloche Mountains

Location: The 30 mile highway between Espanola and Little Current.

The La Cloche Mountains, also called the La Cloche Range, are a range of

mountains in Northern Ontario along the northern shore of Lake Huron near

Manitoulin Island. The mountains are located in the Cambrian Shield and are

composed primarily of white quartzite.

They extend roughly from La Cloche Provincial Park, south of Massey to

Killarney Provincial Park, southwest of Sudbury.

With an estimated age of 3.5 billion years, the La Cloche Mountains are one

of the oldest mountain ranges on Earth.

Once higher than the Rocky Mountains, the La Cloche’s white quartzite cliffs

gleam like snowy peaks from afar. When canoers and hikers travel through this

rugged magnificent landscape, there is evidence that others have passed this way,

thousands of years before them.

Look closely at the rock formations, when you drive the Rainbow Highway

between Espanola and Little Current. There is a rainbow of colors in the rocks at

various locations. This region called Rainbow Country is where rainbows touch the

Earth. More than two billion years of geology is on display in the La Cloche

Mountains. This complex region shows ancient sedimentary rocks, formed from

erosion of the Precambrian Shield, and the much younger Paleozoic limestones

mixed to form an ancient marble cake.

Ancient granite rock far to the north, dating from the earth’s creation, eroded

and their sediments were changed by mountain-building and volcanic action.

Between Espanola and Birch Island, Highway 6 winds through rock cuts, which

display different ages and categories of rock. Aside from spectacular scenery

along the way, one can see huge slabs of Hurontario rock, some of sedimentary

origin and others volcanic.

When the Sudbury Basin formed over 2 billion years ago, high white quartzite

mountains in the Willisville and Killarney region were born by violent folding of

the Lorrain sedimentaries. For the next billion years, volcanic action and other

forces modified the mountains.

  Lake Wanapitei  (Wanapitei Meteor)

  Location:

  Meteor name:

  Meteor size:

  Date of hit:

  Crater size:

  Crater depth:

  Crater size today:

  Crater depth today:

20 miles NE. of downtown Sudbury

Ali (Miriah's sister)

1/2 mile in diameter

38 million years ago

4 miles in diameter

1 mile

5 - 6 miles in dia. (sides eroded over time

1 mile estimated

Most distinguishing feature:

The lake is considered bottomless, because modern technology has not been able to confirm its depth. Lake Wanapitei has a gravitational anomaly below it surface, which attracted the attention of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. He made plans to explore the depths of this lake, but died before the expedition could be started.

http://www.rockysonthelake.com/index.html

Rocky's on the Lake Home of the Rockness Lake Monster... Great food... Fish and chips...great outdoors....

Small Biz Net:

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Top 10 Internet Home Business Ideas You Can Start and Run in Your Underwear

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A free 1,260-word guide by Sparkplugging.com – revised October 2009

Table of Contents

  1. Can Anyone Make Money Online Working From Home?
  2. When Can You Quit Your Day Job to Work Online From Home?
  3. The Good News About the Home Based Business Industry
  4. Internet-Based Business: Startup Rules
  5. Internet Business Idea #1: Affiliate Marketing
  6. Internet Home Business Idea #2: Blogging
  7. Web-Based Business Idea #3: eBay & Auction Selling
  8. Idea #4 for Internet Home Based Businesses: E-Commerce
  9. Internet Home Business Idea #5: Arts & Crafts
  10. Home Business Idea for Web Workers #6: Internet Research Business
  11. Idea #7 for Working From Home on the Web: Freelance Services
  12. Work At Home Web Business Idea #8: Recruiting
  13. Internet Business Idea #9: Consulting
  14. Web Business Idea #10: VA (Virtual Assistant)
  15. Further Reading
  16. Get a Free 21-Page Internet Business Idea Guide

Can Anyone Make Money Online Working From Home?

Of course. Many thousands of people do. You might have friends or family members who make a living with a home-based Internet business already. The problem is that not everyone WILL make money online, because making money on the internet takes a long time to learn, and most people give up because it can be extremely frustrating.

With over 300,000 “Internet Home Business” related searches on the internet every month, it’s safe to say that there is a lot of demand for information on how to make money on the internet. Sadly, this also means that there are a lot of shady characters preying on this group of people.

I knew someone who fell for one of these scams once – they taught him how to make money online, and then all he did was sell seminars – on how to make money online. The fact that he had never actually made any money online wasbeside the point… I guess. Not surprisingly, I’m not a big supporter of his business. 

When Can You Quit Your Day Job to Work Online From Home?

Perhaps the most important piece of advice for starting an internet home business is this: Don’t expect to replace your day job’s income for 365 days (or so!). Although I will add that service-based businesses tend to bring in revenue faster, I would still allow for a full year to replace your outside-the-home salary.

The Good News About the Home Based Business Industry

As long as you are willing to put in the hours (days… weeks…. months….. ) to learn the ropes, you can bootstrap your business with extremely little money, generally speaking. Remember that some businesses take more to start than others. I’ve probably directly invested less than $3000 getting this blog up and running, and now revenue is increasing at about a 125-140% pace every month after being in business for 16 months. So, where do you start from here? Here are some general rules of thumb.

Internet-Based Business: Startup Rules

  1. Pre-packaged programs only work as much as you can customize it and make it unique and your own. Even then, techniques that work for one niche won’t work in all niches.
  2. Be wary of any “system” that promises instant results (especially anything that sounds like a get-rich-quick scheme!)
  3. Knowing the basics of html, SEO (search engine optimization), social media marketing, website marketing and traditional marketing and sales are amust.
  4. Every business is made stronger by specializing in a tight niche. Know your audience and stick to it.

Unless you have a brilliant tech idea that makes venture capitalists drool (which means you don’t need this list), you need to determine where your strengths are and which business model you plan on following. I have run three home-based businesses in my life, all of which leveraged my current skill set as the foundation for building the business. Look over the following list and single out the ones in which you have at least some experience. You probably won’t have all of the skills necessary, so don’t let that stop you! All you have to do is work hard and be willing to learn.

  1. Internet Business Idea #1: Affiliate Marketing
    What is it?
    Promote other company’s products and services on your website. When a sale is made, you get a commission.
    Most important skills needed
    PPC (Pay Per Click marketing), sales copywriting, web marketing
    Best learning resources
    Affiliate Classroom, ShoeMoney, Rosalind Gardner
    Recommended Book
    Make a Fortune Promoting Other People’s Stuff Online by Rosalind Gardner
  1. Internet Home Business Idea #2: Blogging
    What is it?
    A chronologically based website filled with articles, reviews, or journal-style writing. You can sell advertising or incorporate affiliate marketing on a blog to earn money.
    Most important skills needed
    Copywriting, social networking, affiliate marketing, web marketing
    Best learning resources
    ProBlogger, Blogging for Dollars, Yaro Starak’s Blog Mastermind Program (highly recommended & he has a free report to download)
    Recommended Book
    ProBlogger, Secrets to Blogging Your Way to a Six Figure Income by Darren Rowse & Chris Garrett
  1. Web-Based Business Idea #3: eBay & Auction Selling
    What is it?
    Selling or reselling products via an online marketplace like Ebay, Amazon Auctions, or Craigslist. You can sell used goods, buy goods wholesale, or use a drop-shipping service.
    Most important skills needed
    Merchandising, sales copywriting, customer service
    Best learning resources
    Ebay Learning Center, SaleHoo Training Center, JennyHow
    Recommended Book
    eBay 101: Selling on eBay For Part-time or Full-time Income, Beginner to PowerSeller in 90 Days by Steve Weber
  1. Idea #4 for Internet Home Based Businesses: E-Commerce
    What is it?
    Selling products or a technology-based service on your own website.
    Most important skills needed
    All of the above, below and then some!
    Best learning resources
    Entrepreneur.com’s Online Business Startup Guide
    Recommended Book
    The Complete E-Commerce Book: Design, Build and Maintain a Successful Web-Based Business  by Janice Reynolds
  1. Internet Home Business Idea #5: Arts & Crafts
    What is it?
    Creating and manufacturing your own product lines and selling them online.
    Most important skills needed
    Creativity, sales, e-commerce
    Best learning resources
    Sparkplugging’s CraftBoom, About.com Craft Business 101 Series, Barbara Brabec
    Recommended Book
    The Crafts Business Answer Book: Starting, Managing, and Marketing a Homebased Arts, Crafts, or Design Business by Barbara Brabec
  1. Home Business Idea for Web Workers #6: Internet Research Business
    What is it?
    Doing internet research for corporations, law firms and other small businesses.
    Most important skills needed
    Librarian-style research skills, customer service
    Best learning resources
    Entrepreneur.com’s Information Consultant Startup Guide
    Recommended Book
    Building & Running a Successful Research Business: A Guide for the Independent Information Professional by Mary Ellen Bates
  1. Idea #7 for Working From Home on the Web: Freelance Services
    What is it?
    Providing professional services such as copywriting, design, photography, illustration, and programming usually billed on an hourly rate.
    Most important skills needed
    Sales, customer service, trade-specific knowledge
    Best learning resources
    Our Freelance Parent channel, FreelanceSwitch
    Recommended Book
    The Business Side of Creativity: The Complete Guide to Running a Small Graphic Design or Communications Business by Cameron S. Foote
  1. Work At Home Web Business Idea #8: Recruiting
    What is it?
    Recruiting candidates for companies who pay a fee when a hire is made.
    Most important skills needed
    Sales, relationship building, networking
    Best learning resources
    RecruitersNetwork, HireAbility
    Recommended Book
    Start Your Own Executive Recruiting Business (Entrepreneur Magazine’s Start Up) by Entrepreneur Press
  1. Internet Business Idea #9: Consulting
    What is it?
    Providing your specialized industry knowledge to corporations, entrepreneurs, investors or other businesses.
    Most important skills needed
    Trade-specific knowledge, sales, customer service
    Best learning resources
    Entrepreneur.com’s Consulting Business Startup Guide
    Recommended Book
    The Business of Consulting: The Basics and Beyond (CD-ROM Included)by Elaine Biech
  1. Web Business Idea #10: VA (Virtual Assistant)
    What is it?
    Providing administrative and business support to other business owners and small businesses.
    Most important skills needed
    Customer service, organization
    Best learning resources
    VirtualAssistantStartups, Entrepreneur.com’s Business Support Startup Guide, VirtualPABusiness
    Recommended Book
    The 2-Second Commute: Join the Exploding Ranks of Freelance Virtual Assistants by Christine Durst

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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:

New Treatment Lets Paralyzed Man Walk Again

from the Los Angeles Times (Registration Required)

A 25-year-old Los Angeles man paralyzed from the waist down after being hit by a car in 2006 has regained the ability to stand, take steps on a treadmill and move his hips, knees, ankles and toes voluntarily as a result of an experimental treatment developed at UCLA and the University of Louisville.

Rob Summers has also regained some bladder and sexual function after intensive rehabilitation and two years of electrical stimulation to his damaged spinal cord with a device normally used for pain relief, researchers reported Thursday.

His recovery "remains unprecedented in spinal cord injury patients," who until now have faced a lifetime of paralysis, researchers from the University of Zurich wrote in an editorial accompanying the report in the journal Lancet. "We are entering a new era when the time has come for spinal-cord-injured patients to move."

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Mammals' Big Brains Began With a Sniff

from ScienceNOW Daily News

While dinosaurs ruled the world some 200 million years ago, a group of nocturnal, shrewlike proto-mammals unwittingly sniffed out a strategy for survival that eventually led to the evolution of larger brains. Fossil skulls of two ancient, mammal-like reptiles suggest that natural selection for a keener sense of smell was the initial spur behind bigger brains in early mammals, according to a report online today [May 19] in Science.

"Mammals didn't get our larger brains for thinking," says co-author Zhe-Xi Luo, a paleontologist at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "We got it for a more urgent and more basic need--our sense of smell was far more important."

Birds and mammals have brains that are up to 10 times larger, relative to body size, than those of reptiles and other animals. Why? Some researchers have proposed that the early, nocturnal mammals evolved larger brains to boost their hearing, because sight was less important at night. Others have suggested that mammals' brains are proportionately larger because as many early mammals evolved smaller bodies, their brains failed to shrink to scale.

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Alternative Medicine: Think Yourself Better

from the Economist

On May 29th Edzard Ernst, the world's first professor of complementary medicine, will step down after 18 years in his post at the Peninsula Medical School, in south-west England. Despite his job title (and the initial hopes of some purveyors of non-mainstream treatments), Dr. Ernst is no breathless promoter of snake oil. Instead, he and his research group have pioneered the rigorous study of everything from acupuncture and crystal healing to Reiki channelling and herbal remedies.

Alternative medicine is big business. Since it is largely unregulated, reliable statistics are hard to come by. The market in Britain alone, however, is believed to be worth around £210m ($340m), with one in five adults thought to be consumers, and some treatments (particularly homeopathy) available from the National Health Service. Around the world, according to an estimate made in 2008, the industry's value is about $60 billion.

Over the years Dr. Ernst and his group have run clinical trials and published over 160 meta-analyses of other studies. ... His findings are stark. According to his "Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine," around 95% of the treatments he and his colleagues examined--in fields as diverse as acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy and reflexology--are statistically indistinguishable from placebo treatments. In only 5% of cases was there either a clear benefit above and beyond a placebo (there is, for instance, evidence suggesting that St. John’s Wort, a herbal remedy, can help with mild depression), or even just a hint that something interesting was happening to suggest that further research might be warranted.

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Trail Head:

Gorp.com

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In the 1930s, the Mountaineers, a Seattle-based hiking, climbing, and conservation organization, came up with a list of 10 essential items that no climber should be without.

Map.A map not only tells you where you are and how far you have to go, it can help you find campsites, water, and an emergency exit route in case of an accident.

Compass.A compass can help you find your way through unfamiliar terrain—especially in bad weather where you can't see the landmarks.

Water and a way to purify it.Without enough water, your body's muscles and organs simply can't perform as well: You'll be susceptible to hypothermia and altitude sickness. not to mention the abject misery of raging thirst.

Extra Food.Any number of things could keep you out longer than expected: a lengthy detour, getting lost, an injury, difficult terrain. A few ounces of extra food will help keep up energy and morale.

Rain Gear and extra clothing.Because the weatherman is not always right. Especially above treeline, bring along extra layers. Two rules: Avoid cotton (it keeps moisture close to your skin), and always carry a hat.

Firestarter and matches.The warmth of a fire and a hot drink can help prevent an encounter with hypothermia. And fires are a great way to signal for help if you get lost.

First aid kit.Prepackaged first aid kits for hikers are available at outfitters. Double your effectiveness with knowledge: Take a basic first aid class with the American Red Cross or a Wilderness First Aid class, offered by many hiking organizations.

Army knife or multi-purpose tool.These enable you to cut strips of cloth into bandages, remove splinters, fix broken eyeglasses, and perform a whole host of repairs on malfunctioning gear—not to mention cut cheese and open cans.

Flashlight and extra bulbs.For finding your way in the dark and signaling for help.

Sun screen and sun glasses.Especially above treeline when there is a skin-scorching combination of sun and snow, you'll need sunglasses to prevent snowblindness, and sunscreen to prevent sunburn.

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Get Ready for Hiking Trips

Introduction

ByW. Lynn Seldon Jr.

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In this hurry-up, need-it-yesterday world we live in, I'm always pleasantly surprised by how relaxing it is to slow things down to a walking pace. I see more, feel more, and remember more when I put one foot in front of the other.

My idea of the perfect vacation day? A vigorous, 10-mile hike amid remarkable scenery while in the company of new friends, capped by a glass of wine sipped at the very vineyard it was produced with the vintner himself on hand. A fine dinner awaits, as does a well-deserved night's sleep in a quaint inn.

Mind you, all of the arrangements and logistics of the day—including transporting my luggage ahead—have been taken care of by someone else. My biggest decision: whether to nap in a lush meadow or tour an ancient hilltop village. Carefree and invigorating, days like this are the essence of a guided hiking tour.

Apparently I'm not alone in thinking a vacation spent hiking beats lying on a chaise lounge at poolside. Hiking tour outfitters report record numbers of participants signing up for their healthy, active vacations.

Of course, if you're the independent-minded sort you might be able to arrange your own hiking adventure from soup to nuts, one that's nearly as splendid as the offerings of a tour company. You might even save a few dollars in the process. But then you would miss out on a guide's deep local knowledge, or the daily hike options of varying degree of difficulty, baggage shuttles, like-minded hiking companions, and package pricing. And you would have to contend with the headaches and hassles of planning your own trip. Me? I'd rather someone else did all of that legwork, so I could work my legs on a quiet country lane.

Once you've decided that a guided hiking tour is the way to go, your next decision involves choosing the tour company and trip that suits your needs and budget. This is the time to let your fingers do the walking before your feet hit the trail. Call or e-mail reputable companies to request catalogs, then visit their websites. Feel free to phone the company to get direct answers to any question not addressed by its printed literature.

What's the right trip for you? That depends on numerous personal preferences that only you can address.

Domestic Or Foreign?

Of course, deciding where that hiking idyll will take place is the most important choice. North American options can start with one-day or weekend outings to nearby trails and range up to multi-week treks in wilder regions, including the Northeast, the Appalachians, the Rocky Mountains, Canada, Alaska, Mexico, and more.

On the international front, your choice of trails and destinations are virtually limitless. Europe beckons with history, culture, and cuisine; Central and South America offer exotic adventures to Belize, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands; Asia, Africa, and South Pacific tempt with hiking safaris, Nepal treks, and much more.

Luxury Level

A trip's level of luxury (often referred to in catalogs as its"style") is another important consideration. On the rustic end of the spectrum are trips that require participants to sleep in sleeping bags and tents, carry their own gear, share camp duties, and more (if this is your style, then click over to ourtrekking and backpacking primer). At the other end are upscale luxury trips that require little more of participants than putting one foot in front of the other, lifting their own glass of wine, and pulling their covers up in a luxurious hotel room. Most trips fall somewhere in between, but it's important to figure out what type of trip suits your style.

Degree of Difficulty

The difficulty level of hiking trips is determined by daily mileage (8 to 10 miles is typical, but this can vary greatly), altitude gain and loss, terrain (e.g., back roads or rocky trails), remoteness, and other factors. Given this, it's important to match your fitness level and outdoor experience with that of the trip. If you're unsure, ask for the company's advice. Most trips require little or no previous hiking experience, although fit travelers are preferred since they won't delay the group.

Seasonality

No matter when it is you want to hike, that is bound to be prime hiking season somewhere in the world. As a rule, "shoulder season" trips that depart just before or after prime season can yield smaller groups, discounted prices, and special opportunities. Of course, it can rain even during the supposedly "dry" season, but the show usually goes on.

Group Size

Depending on your personality, your vacation can be made or broken by the number and type of people who come along. A typical group has eight to 12 participants, with a 1:4 guide-to-guest ratio. You should expect like-minded people to choose similar trips, so choose carefully. Most groups have no trouble bonding quickly (including singles, who are frequent hiking trip goers).

Family Matters

Family-oriented trips are among the fastest-growing sectors of adventure travel, but they aren't for everyone. Hikers with children and those who would rather not mix with children should ask the guide company if the trip is "family-focused" (designed specifically for families), "family-friendly" (kids are welcomed, but the trip is primarily designed for adults), or has some sort of minimum age limit (usually between 12 and 18).

Each trip will have its own idiosyncrasies, but the daily routine of most adventures is similar. The day usually begins with breakfast around 8 AM, at which point the day's hiking and exploration options are discussed. Most outfitters present the group with a daily variety of hikes of differing difficulty and length. Hiking usually begins around 9 AM, with lunch on the trail at mid-day. Hiking often concludes around 4 PM. Commercial trips offer support vans which make possible a morning of hiking and an afternoon spent visiting an olive oil operation in the afternoon. Or you can hitch a ride if the weather's poor or blisters flare up.

Dinners are usually a group affair and the quality of the food can range from simple to gourmet. If food is a big interest, then inquire with the outfitter about the offerings. Most groups tend to gather for a social hour around 6 PM and then enjoy supper around 7 PM. Active days on two feet typically lead to tired participants and early bedtimes.

Preparation—Getting Fit

The key to preparing for a hiking tour is knowing how much training you'll need to do to be ready. Good tour companies will assess your current condition and provide a training program should you need it.

Even if you're in top condition, it's a good idea to prepare by taking a few training hikes that mimic the mileage and elevation changes you'll encounter. Also, make sure those hiking boots fit properly and are broken-in adequately. As you train, stay hydrated and eat a nourishing, well-balanced diet.

Gear

Tour operators send comprehensive packing list that take the guesswork out deciding what clothing and gear you need to bring. You can bet that any tour will require the following: comfortable, sturdy boots; several pairs of high-quality hiking socks (not cotton!); moleskin or some other blister patch; a good two-piece rainsuit; and layers of fast-drying, lightweight clothing for the most part made of synthetic fabrics. Food, water, and other necessities are handled by the outfitter.

Whether making the grade up an Alpine slope, traveling over Tuscan hills and Yorkshire dales, or following the footpaths of France, take the following advice culled from hiking guides and tour operators to maximize your enjoyment and minimize problems on the trail.

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