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It’s been said our lives are no more than a string of decisions. Thousands of choices made every single day. Most seemingly inconsequential. While others harness the potential to lead us to dark and unforgiving places. Do our choices control our destiny? Or are we all like the gambler who repeatedly rolls the dice, hoping each time for a smile from Lady Luck?

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It’s been said our lives are no more than a string of decisions. Thousands of choices made every single day. Most seemingly inconsequential. While others harness the potential to lead us to dark and unforgiving places. Do our choices control our destiny? Or are we all like the gambler who repeatedly rolls the dice, hoping each time for a smile from Lady Luck?

    A Chilling Expedition

    A Chilling Expedition

    For many explorers, it was a race to see which expedition would be the first to chart and reach the Earth’s Magnetic South Pole. A conquest finally accomplished by the Nimrod Expedition in 1909. A member of that team, 26-year-old Sir Douglas Mawson also held that honor and place in history. A few short years later Mawson would lead his own expedition team back to that icy coastline, hoping to conduct scientific research and chart new areas.




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    Writing and Research:

    Stephanie Moore




    SOURCES:

    Alone on the Ice

    https://www.amazon.com/Alone-Ice-Greatest-Survival-Exploration/dp/0393347788/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=douglas+mawson&qid=1575514242&sr=8-2

    Flaws in the Ice

    https://www.amazon.com/Flaws-Ice-Search-Douglas-Mawson-ebook/dp/B00PV650D0/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=douglas+mawson&qid=1575514288&sr=8-3

    In Search of the South Pole - Huw Lewis-Jones 

    https://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/business/leadership-lessons-from-the-shackleton-expedition.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crevasse

    http://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/history/people/douglas-mawson

    http://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/history/people/douglas-mawson

    https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25682462

    https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/Douglas-Mawson.php

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-most-terrible-polar-exploration-ever-douglas-mawsons-antarctic-journey-82192685/

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    The Trashman

    The Trashman

    Deborah Scaling Kiley sat in a rubber dingy in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, reciting the Lord’s

    Prayer in a desperate attempt to convince herself she hadn’t gone mad. The water surrounding

    the boat had turned a sickly shade of red, as the blood of her devoured crew mate rose to the

    surface.




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    Writing and Research:

    Joe Turner




    SOURCES:

    Albatross by Deborah Scaling Kiley & Meg Noonan (Book)

    Shipwreck by Tim O’ Shei (Book)

    https://player.themoth.org/#/?actionType=ADD_AND_PLAY&storyId=1777 (Podcast)

    http://www.dockwalk.com/Essentials/Docktalk.aspx?g=posts&t=25288

    https://news.wttw.com/2012/09/26/author-laurence-gonzales-surviving-survival

    https://keepinitrealevanston.wordpress.com/category/surviving-survival/

    https://www.mamamia.com.au/shark-attack-stories/

    http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/09/08/survive/index.html

    https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/the-sharks-got-him-then-killed-the-others-shipwreck-survivor-recounts-five-days-stranded-at-sea/news-story/c60f679af78d537be9e1e09114c26a92

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x50mzg2

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    Introducing - Deadly Misadventures

    Introducing - Deadly Misadventures

    Hosted by Justin from Generation Why and Tyler from The Minds of Madness.




    Wondery’s newest podcast explores some of the most-terrifying, real-life stories of people who came face to face with death.




    The podcast series raises the question on whether our choices control our destiny or if it all comes down to luck? A roll of the dice. At the end of each episode, it will be up to you to decide.




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