Songs of Courage

by Kerry Dexter / Jun 17, 2017 /
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Courage: it is an aspect of character with many facets.  It can be courageous to speak out; it can be courageous to stay silent. It can show courage to move forward. At other times and circumstances, and for the same person, it can take more courage to stay in one place. It can take courage to reflect; it can be equally courageous to act quickly. Courage, along with its companion integriy, may also be touchstones which help guide choices such as those. 

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way: the Music Begins

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The west coast of Ireland: from the mouth of the Kenmare River in west Cork in the south up to Banba’s Crown at the top of Donegal in the northwest, the length of Ireland’s Atlantic seaboard is framed in the Wild Atlantic Way, a driving route where, as the folk at Failte Irel

6 Texas Artists shine in McNay Museum's New Pop Up Exhibition

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For the past two years, the McNay Museum in San Antonio has been hosting South Texas artists. But this year, with the reopening of the renovated Tobin Exhibition Galleries, the “Pop-Up Exhibition” initiative is more enticing. 

A new exhibition, “6 Texas Artists, 8 Summer Days and 1 Cool Museum,” opens Saturday, June 17 and runs through Sunday, June 25. On Sunday, June 18 from 2 to 4 pm, the museum will host a public reception.

Michigan's Small Town Treasures: Mackinac Island

by Julie Royce / Jun 16, 2017 /
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Originally called Michilimackinac Island, there were at least fifty-five spellings to twist newcomers’ tongues around the lyrical name. To make life easier, Michilimackinac was shortened to Mackinac and later, when the British arrived to stake a claim to the fur trade, they began spelling it "Mackinaw" which was in accord with its pronunciation.

Michigan's Small Town Treasures: Mackinaw City

by Julie Royce / Jun 16, 2017 /
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A Summer Learning Experience: Mackinaw City

Artist of the Month: Elena Feret

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 16, 2017 /
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When I look at Elena Feret's work, I fall deeply in love with her art, world, and the magic she creates - and represents. From marvelous creatures to a worldview that takes us deep into the imagination, Elena's extraordinary art inspires, gives joy, and brings an enchantment to our lives. When I first saw her art, I KNEW that she was special and that her talents needed to be shared!

The Spam — Not the Computer Variety — Museum

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Somehow, somewhere, at sometime, my husband, Bob, heard about the Spam Museum in Austin, Minnesota. He came by this knowledge so long ago that he no longer remembers the exact source. He believes it was a 60 Minutes story, but I can find no evidence that Steve Kroft, Morley Safer, Lesley Stahl or Scott Pelley investigated this quirky tourist attraction.

Visiting the US Air Force Museum

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It's a visual extravaganza of the history of flight, and the US Air Force. It's worth days of your time. It's the National Air Force Museum, located in Dayton, Ohio. It's the world's largest and oldest aviation museum - and it is an extremely powerful experience.

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Las Vegas – Museum Town?!

by Bert Maxwell / Jun 15, 2017 /
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While most people hear Las Vegas and think glitz and stage glamour, seediness and bright lights, buffets and gambling, there is much more to this town than you think.

Del Morro Castle - 500 Years and Still Standing

A Mighty Fort Stands Proud for More than 500 Years
San Felipe Del Morro Castle, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico