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Read This: Build a House

It’s a story that began with a song.

It is also a story that began long before the song or the book came to be.

The story began when the first enslaved people came to what is now the United States.

“You brought me here
to build a house...”

Rhiannon Giddens begins the song, and the text of Build a House.

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Lama Ba Saad: #studyabroadbecause it gives us the opportunity to see the world

This article is based on the experiences of an international student from Saudi Arabia, Lama Ba Saad. I chose to share her story because I discovered many interesting and unique things about her country, and learnt from her how she overcame her challenges in Canada.

Lama Ba Saad is a student at Fanshawe College. She dreams to be a nurse in future and loves drawing.

Lama Ba Saad: #studyabroadbecause it gives us the opportunity to see the world

The Wreck of Northwest Flight 2501 Submerged in Lake Michigan

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Nov 26, 2022 / 0 comments

The approximate 6,000 ships that have succumbed to raging storms attest to the power of the Great Lakes. As I traveled, writing and compiling information for my three-volume travel series that explores Michigan's coasts, I heard or read the tales left behind by those ill-fated ships. They add a somber, but compelling backdrop to Michigan’s waterways. The following story deviates from the shipwreck theme. In addition to the thousands of ships that surrendered to the waters of Lake Michigan, there is also one major aircraft that vanished into her angry waters.

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Read This: A Passion for Japan

I've got a book for you that will bring you such joy! A Passion for Japan, edited by John Rucynski, is both an ode to building community, and an interesting, in-depth ethnographic look at being a long-term expat resident in Japan. I LOVE it.

Read This: A Passion for Japan

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I Want to Buy Crypto: Chainlink or Ethereum?

There are numerous crypto platforms that offer their tokens and coins in the market. Some of them are on the top-traded list, and others are less popular. Anyway, experienced investors recommend holding both leading crypto assets, such as BTC and ETH, and adding your investment portfolio with less popular coins and tokens, such as Dash, Link, etc.

In this article, we will compare Ethereum and Chainlink projects, mention ETH and Link price, and tell where to buy them.

Music for Reflecting on Change

by Kerry Dexter /
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Nov 21, 2022 / 0 comments

Change. It is a constant; at times welcome, at times resisted, at times unnoticed until much later.

Wherever you find yourself in the world at this moment, you know the effects of change, in politics, in personal life, in climate and nature, and in many other spheres.

Music to offer you varied perspectives as you live through and think about change:

Music for reflecting on change

Policing Bodies is a Human Rights Violation: Reproductive Rights in New Zealand

by Emma Fitzsimmons /
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Nov 19, 2022 / 0 comments

With over 5 million residents, and with 1.6 million people under the age of 25, reproductive rights in New Zealand are a crucial aspect of the wider healthcare system.

Travel with Awe and Wonder: Honorary Newfoundlanders' “And Long May Yer Big Jib Draw”

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Nov 18, 2022 / 0 comments

This summer, my husband and I undertook a move. A relocation from Massachusetts to Arizona has been undertaken by others, no doubt. We decided to make things a little more interesting than a direct route. We headed north. Our circuitous route is winding us through Newfoundland, Portugal, and North Carolina. When one would think to take the southerly route from the Carolina’s to Arizona in the winter months, we will make Bugs Bunny’s famous right turn at Albuquerque to get to Bozeman, Montana. Then, we’ll drive to Arizona.

Hope for Refugees: 5 ways countries can benefit from welcoming refugees

by Sandra Okafor /
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Nov 16, 2022 / 0 comments

Refugee is a word that is defined by the 1951 Refugee Convention as “someone who is unable and unwilling to return to their country of origin to avail herself of the protection of her country of nationality owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.”

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Film Blue: A Stunning Work of Sociological Fiction and a Must-Read in Book Clubs and College Classes

As a child of the 80s, I hum Prince, Howard Jones, Michael Jackson, and Duran Duran songs while I’m cooking, can instantly remember the smell of the ditto machine, pegged my jeans, wore Out of Africa-inspired outfits, devoured John Hughes movies, and couldn’t wait to get Back to the Future.