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 [...]
My older brother and I have this thing about phone tag. It takes four calls and three messages (typically laugh-out-loud funny messages) before one of us is not too busy to answer. So I was really [...]
The Consumer Product Safety Commission receives reports every year of drownings that occur in water sources (and other liquids) not normally associated with drownings - things found in an around landlocked homes without pools. Understanding that it happens (however rarely) and why and how it happens can be all it takes to make sure it doesn't happen to you.
As the hurricane approaches the East Coast - many parents will be hit with the question, "Surf's up! Can I go?" It's a tough question to say no to. The boy loves surfing and because you live where you do, waves like he sees in surfing magazines don't exist in his world. That's because so many Eastern beaches have to wait for hurricane force winds to drive in enough swell for truly righteous waves. But before you look into your kid's excited eyes and say something silly like, "O.K., but be careful." consider applying a risk practice professionals often use to make decisions about what is a good idea, and what isn't.