Connections Through Musical Journeys

by Kerry Dexter /
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May 20, 2024 / 0 comments


That’s an idea and a theme that has been part of this series from the first days of Music for Shifting Times. Connection to ideas, to places, to friends, to strangers, to memories: all are good ways to find and renew stability as times continue to shift.

Consider the creative ways these musicians find connection in shifting times.

Connections Through Musical Journeys

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Thriving in the Tutoring Business: Steps to Financial Success


Tutoring businesses are growing in popularity. So much so that even K-dramas have used tutoring businesses as the background for romantic stories

The increased demand for personalised education services makes launching a tutoring business an attractive option. However, this popularity also brings high competition, which can significantly impact the profitability of your business. It's essential to be aware of these risks and plan strategically to stand out and succeed in this crowded market.

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Glasgow, Scotland: Spirits And Majesty

When the plane first broke below the cloud line, I was astonished by Scotland’s beauty. It was an emerald green puzzle of lush landscape in a thousand irregular squares. At the heart of Scotland’s surreal landscape were rolling green hills. Sheep, ponies, and small villages dotted the view like patches of wildflowers. I landed in Glasgow on a misty Wednesday morning. The entire town has a fascinating mix of old stone infrastructure and modern new conveniences.

Speaking Spätzle: What to Know About this Quintessential Swabian Favorite—and How to Make It

by Culinary Spelunker /
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May 16, 2024 / 0 comments

Plump and misshapen, with a soft, chewy texture that’s reminiscent of pasta or gnocchi, Spätzle belongs in its own culinary category altogether.

Pervasive in Germany, Austria, and Hungary, and stretching into Switzerland and other neighboring European countries, the popular pasta comes in several varieties. But the miniature dumplings usually share a few common threads – a simple dough, heavy with egg and flour, and a cooking method that involves dangling the dough over simmering water so that it cooks on contact.

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The Best Destinations in Switzerland for Educational Family Getaways

Thanks to its rich history and cultural diversity, Switzerland has the ideal setting for educational family getaways. Aside from exploring iconic landmarks, you can visit picturesque local villages to learn about Swiss traditions and customs. Moreover, Switzerland's emphasis on outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and cycling allows experiential learning while bonding with your kids in a breathtaking alpine setting.
Here are the best destinations in Switzerland for educational family getaways.
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Homemade gift idea: Berry sauce

Over the holidays, my mom would often give away jars of homemade raspberry jam. Now I fully admit I didn’t inherit my mom’s gift for gardening or canning (I’m working on both though, mom, promise!). Thankfully, though, I did pay attention when she was giving me cooking lessons.

Homemade berry sauce recipe

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George Floyd: Inspiring Unity and Advocacy for Justice

Sometimes, a life can inspire a movement. The world watched in collective horror when Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin unjustly took George Floyd’s life. Floyd’s death sparked global riots, societal and legal changes, and awareness of police brutality and systemic racism. 

George Floyd: Inspiring Unity and Advocacy for Justice

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10 Core Competencies for Effective School Counselors

School counselors play an essential role in helping students navigate their academic and personal journeys. They are not only a resource for students facing challenges, but also guides who can steer them toward fulfilling futures. Effective school counselors must master a range of competencies to provide holistic support in academic, social, and emotional development. These skills include active listening, cultural sensitivity, and crisis intervention, among others.

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Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children's Book Illustrations Opens at Naples Art Institute

Naples Art Institute is thrilled to announce the opening of "Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children's Book Illustrations" on May 11, 2024. This exhibition celebrates children's literature's rich history and enduring impact by showcasing the illustrations and illustrators behind beloved stories.

Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children's Book Illustrations Opens at Naples Art Institute

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Mulaifa: How a Study Abroad Journey Forged a Meaningful Connection

During my undergraduate studies in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Colorado State University, I was presented with a transformative opportunity to participate in a study abroad program titled "Communities and Conservation" in South Africa.

Mulaifa: How a Study Abroad Journey Forged a Meaningful Connection