The World Stops at Japan’s 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami Catastrophe

The last tsunami I’ve seen in the news was seven years ago, when walls of seawater devastated the lovely resort beaches of Phuket, Thailand. I was there last year and saw the place restored to its glory. It’s hard to believe that it fell victim to a cataclysmic event just a day after Christmas. Now, […]

A Carrot, an Egg, or an Oolong Tea?

This is one of my favorite stories that I have always told my daughters when they were still toddlers. I came across this in my inbox again and felt compelled to share online. Kudos to whoever wrote this. If anyone knows, let me know so I can give  credit. A carrot, an egg, and a […]

Snowboarding: Lessons and "Pain" Points of this exhilarating mountain sport (Part 2)

After resting my tired body, off I went to the slopes again. Visibility was very poor, and it was snowing heavily. The day’s weather forecast was a mix of rain and sunshine with temperature of negative 10 degrees on top of the mountain. Not really the best time to snowboard. In the back of my […]

Snowboarding: Lessons and “Pain” Points of this exhilarating mountain sport (Part 2)

After resting my tired body, off I went to the slopes again. Visibility was very poor, and it was snowing heavily. The day’s weather forecast was a mix of rain and sunshine with temperature of negative 10 degrees on top of the mountain. Not really the best time to snowboard. In the back of my […]

Snowboarding: Lessons and "pain" points of an exhilarating mountain sport

Some 20 years ago, skiing was considered the elitist sport and mountain resorts did not welcome the “nuisance” crazy sport called snowboarding. But that has all changed when adventurous men and women of the 80′s craving for an exhilarating downhill ride wanted more. By 1998 and due to its global popularity, snowboarding was officially welcomed into the Winter Olympics. […]