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Read This: There’s an N on Your Nose

One of the very best things about reading is starting. Whether it’s with your own kids, your classroom, or kids you know and love, watching them make connections and learn is magical. You might choose to read to them with books you’ve known and loved for years, or embark with new discoveries. 

Read This: There’s an N on Your Nose

Travel with Awe and Wonder: A Change of Life Predeparture Checklist

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Aug 10, 2022 / 0 comments

This summer, my husband and I undertook a move. Our 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.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Finding Fun

by Stacey Ebert /
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Aug 08, 2022 / 0 comments

Remember when the important things in life were playing with friends, seeking adventure, and making forts? Remember when you’d wake up excited to draw chalk art on the driveway, play tag on the lawn, or catch fireflies after chomping on your ice cream treats? For some reason, as we age, the fun seems to shift to the background of life and the more mundane takes center stage...why is that? Sure, there are bills, laundry, taxes, and such— but if we’re lucky enough to have those things to manage, we don’t have to permit them to remove the focus from the fun in life, right?

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes: The SS Daniel J. Morrell

by Julie Royce /
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Aug 06, 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, Exploring 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. 

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes: The Lady Elgin

by Julie Royce /
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Jul 31, 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, Exploring 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. 

Shipwrecks of Great Lakes: The Niagara

by Julie Royce /
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Jul 23, 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, Exploring 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. 

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Radio Free Imagine Neighborhood Invites Your Imagination to Take Flight

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

Maya Angelou

Music for Exploring Connection

by Kerry Dexter /
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Jul 19, 2022 / 0 comments

It is summer at this writing, a summer of shifts and change and uncertainties across the world. It is a time of division, of anger.

It is also a summer, though, of seeking ways forward, and a time of looking for joy, for hope, for trust.

Music is a part of thinking about all these shifts and changes, of finding hope, of seeking perspectives that lead to peace.

Here's music to explore:

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Five Tips for First-time Travel Abroad

If you've never traveled outside the U.S., it's natural to feel overwhelmed at the prospect. But if you're well prepared, you can make this one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life. Every traveler has their own interests and travel preferences, but keeping some basics in mind can help take the worry out of the impending travel overseas. 

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Read This: Altared: A Tale of Renovating a Medieval Church in Tuscany

As anyone who has ever traveled to Italy knows, movies like Under The Tuscan Sun, Letters To Juliette, and others are simply fuel for the fire of passion that is kindled once the visitor has had a taste of La Dolce Vita. After several years, and many trips to visit friends in Tuscany, Kyle Ball decided she wanted to buy a house in the Bel paese, or the beautiful country. Inexplicably, she was moved to buy an abandoned church in a tiny village near Greve in Chianti. Further, she spent untold amounts of money renovating it.

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