Jumpstarting Boys

Jumpstarting Boys

Everyone knows that boys are falling behind in education. Largely left out of the discussion are parents of boys, who are most aware that their bright, eager sons hit an invisible wall somewhere near fourth grade, after which they become disengaged, discouraged, and...
Going Vertical

Going Vertical

A world-record holder with his 98-foot descent of Upper Johnston Falls in Canada, extreme kayaker Tao Berman will thrill you with the riveting story of pushing himself to the unthinkable edge. He also shares tales of a childhood spent running wild in the mountains of...
Daredevil Club

Daredevil Club

One by one, we raised our flashlight beams to the underside of the roof. It was dark. But even in the dim light, we could see that the darkness was moving. It undulated like “the wave” at a hockey game. The cockroaches protested our entry by releasing their hold on...
Camp Wild

Camp Wild

“He’s trying to portage the kayak by himself!” Herb exclaims. Before either of us can run forward to help him, Charlie stumbles. The earth beneath him gives way, and he and his boat tumble down in a small landslide. They hit the water above the falls with a splash....
Breathless

Breathless

And the thing about panicking when you’re forty feet under the ocean’s surface is that you can drown, and you know you can drown. In fact, you can’t breathe without your regulator even if you’re not panicking. You’re also not supposed to hold your breath, because...
Mountainboard Maniacs

Mountainboard Maniacs

Imagine bombing down hills at up to sixty miles per hour on what looks like a short snowboard with four giant spring-loaded wheels. Fifteen-year-old best friends Jake and Peter have decided that mountain boarding is the best free-ride sport around. So they’re totally...