WAI member CarolAnn Garratt and
Carol Foy did, and the SPOT Person-
al Messenger allowed the two world-
rounders to broadcast their location at
regular intervals on their record-setting around the world jaunt to raise awareness and
money for ALS during their “Dash for a Cure” last year.
If there had been a problem, they would have only had to touch the HELP or 911
buttons to broadcast a satellite distress signal, and rescuers would be on the way. Most
people perceive the technology in the little orange box you can hold in your fist as
expensive, or only for those who live out on the edge. But for $269.88 (that includes one
year of basic service that is typically $99) it is hard to argue with satellite-based peace
of mind. For more information go to www.findmespot.com or call (866) OK1-SPOT.
The Untold Story of the Drama that Unfolded in
the Skies Over America on 9/11
by Lynn Spencer
the now nearly infamous 9/11 Commission would
leave you believing that Americans had their
heads in the sand on that fateful day at the beginning of this millennium, but airline pilot, flight instructor, and author Lynn Spencer’s research proves
otherwise. This gripping, historically-accurate drama is culled from hundreds of interviews undertak-en by this WAI member over the course of several
years. Go behind the scenes and see how those in
the trenches worked in concert to stop the insanity and warn the
Face it—swimming in a small hotel
pool, or even the one you might have
in your backyard, is not the best exer-
cise in the world. The
compact and portable
AquaVee swim system
promised to change
that. So I gave it a try.
The kit consists
of a couple of strong
rubber suction cups,
springy surgical tubing, and a buoyant
swim belt. The Pilates Plus system has
extra stretchy hand-pulls for more exer-
cise. You attach the suction cups to the
pool tile above the water line, strap on
the belt, and swim against the tension.
And it works! You get far more of a
workout than taking three strokes and
turning, then taking three strokes again.
The belt-and-tubing system stays out of
your way, so you can swim any stroke.
And when you’re done, the whole contraption drips dry in a compact net bag
that weighs just under one pound, and
slides back into your carry-on. The
AquaVee system starts at $89.90 and is
available from www.AquaVeeOnline.
com or by calling (877) 331-7554. —A.L.
world about what was happening, even when those in the bureaucracies they
worked for sat in confusion. Touching History is tough to pick up because of its subject matter, but the tight prose will grab you, and you won’t put this book down.
Published by Free Press, New York, NY; 2008.
Hardcover; 320 pages; $19.76