It’s July and hot outside and you head to the neighborhood pool for the day. The kids want to swim and you just want to be doing nothing for awhile. Everyone files through the gate [...]
The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) released a video sponsored by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. I think it is absolutely excellent. The efforts of the NDPA and the CPSCs Pool Safely campaign will hopefully go [...]
A traveler saw two men cutting stone from a mountain and placing the blocks on carts. He asked them, “What are you doing?” One said, “Can’t you see? We’re cutting stones from this mountain.” The [...]
The image above is from a YouTube video posted in 2009 - a sort of warning to boaters about the benefits of safety gear like life jackets and kill switches. I'm posting it here as [...]
In 2002, my friend and mentor (and maniac) Dr. Gordon Geisbrecht fell - on purpose - through the ice on a frozen lake. He wanted to demonstrate just how those who fall through the ice [...]
(Well – that took a little longer than I thought it should (3 years?) but Blagojevich finally found out he did something wrong. A few years ago, the incredulous way he said “I did nothing [...]
I simply thought this quick video on drowning prevention out of Sydney Australia was worth sharing. Please like it, share it, email - or just plain remember it yourself when caring for small children. ~ [...]
These young men and women (two-thirds of them were under 28 years old) had joined the service between 2003 and 2007. What that means is that they spent years of their young lives watching their friends and families come home dead or wounded and still said, “Sign me up.” At a time in the world where going into harms way was an “imperative” rather than a remote possibility, these people had volunteered anyway.