Education

Police or Strangers? Can you get pulled over by an unmarked car?

July 23, 2016
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This month Wheeling Police Department visited a local Montessori school to educate children and adults about strangers. It is a common occurrence for children and adults to be approached by strangers and the goal of this visit was to find ways to recognize strangers and know what to do.  Strangers can approach children online,...

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Peace poem by Montessori preschoolers

September 21, 2015
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What is peace? By Iris Room children in Wheeling, IL Peace is loving Peace is hugging Sitting nicely on the line Being quiet, sharing pictures Thinking everything is fine Writing books and riding horses, Singing songs and planting seeds Giving flowers and presents Shaking hands and filling needs Helping people could be peaceful Only...

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Ukrainian journalists visit USA

December 14, 2014
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Ukrainian journalists visit USA

Palatine welcomes Open World Journalism delegates: December 5-13, 2014. What is happening in Ukraine? That’s a complicated question with many layers of answers. In a country torn by war and coalitions and the media injected with political propaganda, it is hard to tell who is telling the truth. Even the journalists whose job description...

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How to self-produce content for $300

November 17, 2014
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My friend Amir Dayan has recently published his song on iTunes, making his dream of many years come true, all for only $300. After speaking to him in details, it has become clear that self-producing your content is not only a dream, but a reality easily achieved on a small budget even if you...

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Walgreens: Flu shot or NOT??

September 14, 2014
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Walgreens: Flu shot or NOT??

Walgreens launched a new campaign today: “Get a shot, give a shot”, encouraging people to get a flu vaccine and share their photos on Facebook and other social media networks. This gave me a clue that they have received the new batch of vaccines approved for this year and I decided to stop by to...

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The Overview effect

June 17, 2014
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Earth gazing. It used to be only for astronauts. Now, through the marvel of technology, we can all experience this phenomenon. What is called the “overview effect”. Check it out:

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Finally, Election Ballot: Prop 37 is a YES!!

October 12, 2012
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Finally, Election Ballot: Prop 37 is a YES!!

I waited a long time for this year’s election ballot! The anticipation was building up. Not because of the presidential candidates, not because of where the state funds will go, not because of the prison sentencing (how did that get on there?). But because of Prop 37, the single most important piece of legislation...

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Kaiser misleads people about Flu

September 20, 2012
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Kaiser misleads people about Flu

A get a beautiful flyer in the mail from Kaiser today. This is a classic case of half truths that actually mislead the public. The flyer reads “Protect yourself from flu”, “Vaccination is the best protection.”.. this is at “no cost” to you. All of which are not true. The rest of the flyer...

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Prop 37 – Big Reason to Vote in November!

August 21, 2012
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Prop 37 – Big Reason to Vote in November!

I know many people have given up on voting, but this November, something very important is getting decided – the quality of our food and our right to know. Is it genetically modified or not? Proposition 37 will require food producers in California to label genetically modified food as GMO and prohibit such products...

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Transit of Venus 2012 Photos- Not for another 100 years!

June 6, 2012
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Transit of Venus 2012 Photos- Not for another 100 years!

Today’s afternoon has been marked by a significant celestial event. Venus was crossing in front of our Sun for about 7 hours. And even though Venus appeared nothing more than a little black dot and could only be seen with special solar filters, it was a big deal in history! This event is not...

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