I wanted to be recognized, psychologically, morally and legally, for being a member of a married couple -- though it took a few tries to get it right.
So much was off-limits to me because of my culture and my traditional parents. I was not allowed to have sleepovers or sleep at anyone's house. When I wanted to skateboard, I was firmly told no. That was for boys. Besides, good girls stay home to mind their business, but boys could stay out because, well, they were boys. It was their birthright.
Jessika Chandler When I graduated college and began looking for my first teaching job, I was drawn to Career Path High's blended learn...
There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.
The night after the 2008 Santa Barbara Tea Fire -- which destroyed my house -- was the last time my then-husband and I would be in a room together with our kids. We switched channels between the local news and The Wizard of Oz.
In the nineteenth century, one way to measure whiteness was in distance from blackness -- and so it was with the Mormons. Over the course of the nineteenth century, they moved away from their own black converts toward whiteness.
Children in Utah were coming to kindergarten unprepared to learn, but many parents were unwilling to send very young children to school. Transportation was another issue in rural parts of the state. To address the Kindergarten readiness issue, the legislature created UPSTART, a five year pilot program to test the potential of literacy software used at home.
Imagine a perfectly flat veneer of pure white salt as far as the eye can see, in every direction. These otherworldly super-strange environments exist in only a handful of places on Earth; they're called salt flats (or salt pans), the leftover remnants of extinct seas.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: w...
So if you're in the market for an outdoor adventure, picture perfect, experience you can find nowhere else on the globe, consider Arches National Park. The town of Moab, an adventure sport capital, sits just 4 miles to the south of the park entrance.
Utah contains 5 National Parks, 43 State Parks, 6 National Monuments, and 4 Historic Trails, an assortment of natural, scenic, and historic wonders providing a lifetime's worth of exploration.
We need an American identity built on a foundation of that shared history--not a whitewashed version of it, but one that can, as President Obama declared in Selma, "look upon our imperfections and decide that it is in our power to remake this nation to more closely align with our highest ideals."
While I don't have all the answers on how to fix our broken system, or heal those impacted, I can continue researching and sharing the experiences of people, families and communities that have been adversely affected by pesticides.
On the road again! School was hardly out before the family and I had our camping gear packed into the rental minivan. Time for another western adventure to visit and learn about some of the public lands that the Sierra Club and others are working to protect.
Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?
Remember we've talked about how digital nomads get to travel and still make money? Looks like a group of people might just have cracked the code.