The Man Who Thanked Sea Gulls

This is a beautiful and compelling survival story with an ocean of gratitude for a “special” sea gull. It was sent to me by a lovely woman who attended one of my survival presentations on the Andrea Doria. Now I … Continue reading

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A Night of Horror on the Andrea Doria

It was July 25, 1956. Elizabeth Hanson, six months pregnant, was returning to the U.S. with her  three young children after her husband’s Fulbright professorship in Italy. He had flown ahead to retrieve the family car while they came across … Continue reading

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Darwinist Survival: Up Close and Personal

1706 people almost died suddenly as our Italian luxury liner, Andrea Doria, was penetrated by the Swedish liner, Stockholm. My grandparents and I were immigrating to America (from Italy) as we experienced the most catastrophic collision in history during peacetime … Continue reading

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Challenges Teach Us Survival

Challenges are simply opportunities to be all we can be. They are also great lessons in survival. I have always maintained that humans who are pampered — hence unchallenged– lose their ambition and skill to survive. So, I totally concur with … Continue reading

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Surviving Adversity: Oprah’s Wisdom on Strenght-building

What I know for sure is that there is no strength without challenge, adversity, resistance and often pain. The problems that make you want to throw up your hands and holler “Mercy!” will build your tenacity, courage, discipline and determination. … Continue reading

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Survival Actions on US Airways Flight 1549 Manifested a “Miracle on the Hudson”

As I watched Larry King Live on February 11, US Airways flight 1549 survivors repeated these three words: strength, training, teamwork. Both the crew and the passengers used them to describe what made the landing and the rescue miraculous successes. … Continue reading

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SOS~~~SERVING OUR SEAS

  Welcome, Benvenuti, Bienvenue, Bienvenidos, Willkommen, Aloha, Kal?s orisate to my blog, as we voyage on local, national, and international waters. Since my topic is so vast, deciding what to call my blog has been a challenge; after all, I’m … Continue reading

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