November 27, 2014

Topanga Tim's Survival Tips— 1/2 Full Gas Tank

 Cheney Charlie recently brought up the problem that his son in San Diego had when the power grid went down in a wide-spread area.  Charlie Jr. was on his way home after a long day of meeting clients all over town. He planned to fill up his tank on the way home, but by then, due to the emergency, no one was able to pump gas. He babied the car along on fumes and vowed to fill up each time his gas gauge reached half full. What a sensible precaution for ev… [Read More...]

All About Animals: Life of Pi—Plenty To Be Thankful For

 The phrase "Life of Pi" is quite recognizable. First an incredible novel, and then an amazing movie, the story is a brilliant tale of magic and survival, filled with love for the animal kingdom. Here at Wildworks we have a "Pi" of our own and his extraordinary story is one of survival and love, as well. Pirate is a mountain lion. Nicknamed "Pi" for short, this 12-year-old puma relies on his own magic, or at least it seems … [Read More...]

Kids in the Canyon: Top 5 Reasons We are Losing the Art of Conversation

 Today I spent a lovely afternoon catching up with a friend. We met for breakfast and had a great conversation that continued on our walk around a lake at a nearby park. We talked for more than two hours, covered multiple topics and didn’t seem to run out of things to discuss. This led me to ponder the frequency of great conversations, or even of satisfying conversations, I have on a regular basis. I was raised by a great conversationalist, my mother… [Read More...]

My Corner of the Canyon: We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made Of

 The customers are clamoring for food. A party stands waiting near the door. A little boy knocks over his lemonade. The phone is ringing. I’m poised in the kitchen; hand outstretched, waiting to grab the container of fries to run out to a hungry guy seated at the window table. “Do you have a to-go container?” asks an impatient businesswoman, as I rush by her to deliver the fries and wipe up the lemonade. A team of soccer players enters, cleats hitti… [Read More...]