This past week Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas. Before the flood waters have even receded, another powerful storm, Hurricane Irma, is developing in the Atlantic. Hurricanes are the most powerful storm on earth. But how do hurricanes form? How Hurricanes Form Hurricanes form when moist air rises over warm ocean waters. The humid, warm […]
The world of a snow leopard is not well known to humans. That is because the habitat of a snow leopard is extremely uninviting. One of the rarest and most elusive animals on earth, the snow leopard lives at high altitudes of the Himalayan Mountains.
Here are seven great quotes on writing. When I speak at elementary and middle schools, I tell students that a big part of writing is “rewriting.”
Travels with Gannon & Wyatt is what educators call “realistic fiction.” That means the books are a mix of imagination and reality — fictional adventures in realistic settings.
Great news! Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Hawaii is now available for preorder! To celebrate, we’ve set out on a quest to become an Amazon bestseller and want to send you a MAKANA (That’s present in Hawaiian!) for your help! Just place your preorder on Amazon, forward the receipt to email@example.com, and we’ll send you […]
Wangari Maathai was a great champion of human rights and environmental conservation. She founded the Green Belt Movement, which helped replant tens of millions of trees in Kenya, and started the Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies at the University of Nairobi. In 2004, she became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She passed away in […]
The famous naturalist Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “When we walk, we naturally go to the fields and woods: What would become of us, if we walked only in a garden or a mall?” I could venture a guess, as I know a handful of people who spend far too much time in malls. However, I’d […]
With the publication of Silent Spring in 1962, author Rachel Carson raised important questions about the impact that human beings have on nature. The book was widely read and made Ms. Carson an internationally recognized advocate for the environment. On a recent walk along Rio Grande Trail in Aspen, Colorado, I came upon a rock embedded on a hillside […]
I love reading great quotes on all sorts of topics. The exercise can be inspiring and really make you think. Truth is, a simple quote can have an immeasurable impact on your life. A quote can become a motto for living, helping steer you down a noble and righteous path. Find your own favorite quotes. […]
Authors’ Note: Travels with Gannon & Wyatt Greenland There are places on earth so extraordinarily beautiful the mere act of being there gives rise to a spiritual awakening in the traveler. It is these places that inspire in us a lifelong desire to travel the globe, always searching for the next location that will leave […]