When the police seized the generators used to give power to the protestors' camp in Zuccotti Park, the Occupy crowd started pedaling. A school in Rome is doing exactly the same, only on a stable basis.
We ate lunch amid vast lava fields strewn with black boulders and belching sulfur vents. We rode sturdy Icelandic horses, camped in the wild and awoke to the cries of Arctic terns hunting above the softly lapping ocean surf nearby. And my son told me, "A kid can do a whole lot more than most adults think."