Monday, March 11, 2013

Bahía Ballena made list of Hottest Travel Destinations in 2013

Our place in Costa Rica Selva Escondida looks out over Ballena bay (Bahía Ballena)!
Bahía Ballena made it on the list of the “Hottest Travel Destinations of 2013,” by the renowned U.S. travel magazine, Travel & Leisure, read by more than 4.8 million people worldwide.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Agana Look

Here are the latest renders for Agana's new look. The new labels were inspired by comments from our consumers & distributors too. They're designed to better explain why Agana is the best bottled water on the market in that it's incredibly pure, yet it neither expends the fossil fuels nor wastes high volumes of water like reverse osmosis.

Half-Liter Bottle

1-Liter Bottle

The labels are at the printers and will be hitting shelves over the next couple of months. For more info, visit

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Agana Rainwater places 2nd in Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting

Agana Rainwater took home silver in the global competition under the Non-Carbonated Bottled Water category.  Not bad for a little water company from Texas. Read press release here.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Online tests and online proctors

With online testing growing in use, the opportunities for cheating are similarly growing. So, why not use webcams & microphones on test-takers' computers to observe their behavior? I can see this feature becoming a standard in online tests. Read the full article here.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

NYT: Asians and School Tests

This New York Times did a fascinating piece on how children of Asian immigrants study very hard in order to do well on school exams in the US. The article describes how the parents will spend money on test prep classes despite working meager jobs, and how such parents will resort to corporal punishment to ensure their children make the grade. These parents logically view such tests as the path to prosperity for their future generations. The article goes on to highlight the Asian children's success brings up uncomfortable debate on why other races can't do well on such tests.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Here's a bottle we designed as part of Agana Water's pursuit of better water for fish in fish tanks.

Friday, September 28, 2012

2012 Teacher of the Year puts standardized testing into perspective

Council of Chief State School Officers 2012 Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki was interviewed on PBS Newshour. In the interview Ms. Mieliwocki said that standardized tests are like taking someone's temperature. They can provide a snapshot of one aspect of students, but do not provide a complete picture of a student's or teacher's progress anymore than taking someone's temperature provides a complete picture of one's health.

Wow! Great analogy!