Mountain Climbing in Antarctica, Part 3

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December 30, Camp 3 to Base Camp
We wake up late, knowing how much we have to carry down the mountain, and dreading it. We descend slowly, admiring the spectacular views. Further down we see that a huge ice section had avalanched off the face yesterday and slid over our trail. The ice chunks are the size of cars. (more…)

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Mountain Climbing in Antarctica, Part 2

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December 27, Camp 3 13,000 feet
The climbing is spectacular! The view is almost indescribable. There are icefalls that rise from the ground and huge seracs everywhere. Further on is vast whiteness with a smattering of dark peaks that look like islands piercing the clouds. It’s simply amazing. (more…)

Mountain Climbing in Antarctica, Part 1

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Eighteen of us are tightly packed toward the cockpit of a Hercules C-130 aircraft, bracing for a landing that the pilot has never tried. Below us is the most unbelievable and surreal sight that I’ve witnessed. We are about to touch down at Patriot Hills, Antarctica, withOUT skis on the landing gear of this massive plane. The pilot informs us that he’s bringing the temperature of the plane down, so we can get “used” to Antarctica. Fear not, however, there’s currently a heat wave at 8 degrees below zero with calm winds. The plane bounces then violently shakes around as we slide on the ice for what seems like miles. Amazingly, we make it, unscathed. (more…)

Self-Esteem and Competency

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Maurice Elias, professor of psychology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. and co-author of “Emotionally Intelligent Parenting,” (paperback, Three Rivers, $13, 2000) urges parents to foster competency in their children as a way to develop a grounded sense of confidence. (more…)

A Graceful Approach

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For anyone who’s dreamed of possessing the power and grace of a ballet dancer but wasn’t blessed with the gift, the New York Sports Clubs in Manhattan may have an answer. Through their New York City Ballet Workout, the clubs offer members a means for achieving a dancer’s body, regardless of previous dance experience or skill. (more…)

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Summer Solstice

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A morning in June dawns quiet and still
As the solstice approaches in meadow and hill.
The songs of summer are filled with cheer
For the warmth from the rays of the sun so near. (more…)

Portfolio

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Parable New Media has enabled some of Toronto’s leading organizations to achieve tangible results. Learn how we can help your organization reach your most ambitious goals. (more…)

Schuyler School – Wired to the World

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On May 10, 2011, Schuyler School participated in NetDay. With a generous donation from the PTA, and hard work of our volunteers we were able to wire 24 classrooms for access to the Internet. (more…)

Weekly Horoscope with a Twist Post 2

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The flowing trine between Jupiter in Gemini and Neptune in Aquarius increases the potential for thoughts and communication of a spiritual, mystical nature. Even die-hard athesists and agnostics will feel connected to something much larger then themselves. Since this trine occurs in the Air element, which encourages verbal communication, subjects including philosophy, travel, “searching,” and education, as well as religion, will be on many people’s lips. (more…)

Weekly Horoscope with a Twist Post 1

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This very interesting first week of April is bookended by the First Quarter Moon and the Full Moon. It is still a fortuitous time for growth; the entire week is full of exciting planetary aspects. Full speed ahead! (more…)