Thursday, March 8, 2012

Take a Media Break!!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

I have been talking about this alot in my home lately. Too much time on the computer, TV, Ds. I am to blame as I use the computer alot in Social Media and creating videos which my daughter emulates.

She's getting really good. Watching this though is REALLY eye opening and is pushing me that much harder to stop this pattern.

When we were in Mexico, we rarely watched TV. We did use the computer a bit, but not much compared to here. We really need to go. What about you? Ever think about escaping the whole rat race and just taking your kids to some rural area and letting them see how people fend for themselves when they are off the grid.

Have you ever heard of WWOOF.  
WWOOF is a world wide network of organisations. I read this great story about 2 guys that travelled across Canada. They stayed at ten places. Wouldn't that be a cool thing to teach your kid. Stay at different Organic Farms that were off the grid and really see how it's done.

The reason I am thinking alot about this today is not only is it International Woman's Day,  there is also a big Solar Storm happening.

From the Huffington Post
Two huge solar flares erupted from the sun late Tuesday (March 6), triggering one of the most powerful solar storms in more than five years. The solar tempest is expected to intensify aurora displays (also known as the northern and southern lights) on Earth, according to space weather scientist Joseph Kunches, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

From Toronto Star
Solar Storm could causes disruptions
North American utilities are monitoring for abnormalities on their grids and have contingency plans, said Kimberly Mielcarek, spokeswoman for the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, a consortium of electricity grid operators.

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