My Active, Uncooperative, Seldom-at-Home Cancer Patient and What I Learned from Him

One day in 2008, I got a call from my older sister, telling me that our father had been diagnosed with stomach cancer and the doctor had given him three months to live. I was living in Minnesota at the time, far away from Ogden, Utah.
 
I quickly arranged to go back home. 

I headed out to “take care” of Dad for a while. 

I moved back home, back into the old house he raised us in, and I learned once again how strong and determined he was.  

To expat or not to expat: 3 tips to help you decide

If you are considering teaching abroad, how do you make the decision if living abroad is for you?  How do you choose the country where you’d want to live and teach?  What do you need to consider before taking the plunge?

And while there will be a myriad of factors to take into account when making this important decision to expat or not, I’d like to offer you the three tips I find fundamental in such a big decision.

Things to look into before choosing your child’s school

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Finding the right school is one of the most important decisions that all of us parents may struggle with every time we’re in the situation. In this article, we’ll provide you with some counsel, which should help you in making the right decision.

Fantastic Literary Cosplays from Grand Rapids Comic Con

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There are many, many creative cosplays at any comic con, and they were extremely impressive. At Grand Rapids Comic Con this weekend, we were surrounded by hundreds of phemenonally artistic costumes and people. But, as you may have guessed from the title, I absolutely loved the literary cosplays people chose. 

Journey of Discovery: Why Choose a Smaller Cruise

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It’s not hard to see why so many people are attracted to the idea of cruises: they’re a great way to see multiple new parts of the world while enjoying fine food and luxury accommodation. One thing that often turns many people off of booking a cruise is the idea that cruise ships are inherently large, impersonal environments full of crowds, constant activity and noise.

New York City’s Pop-Up Dining Scene Broadway Bites

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Japanese okonomiyaki. Arepas. Turkish street food. Bento boxes. Just-fried empanadas. Taiwanese-style bao. Paella. Trying to decide what to eat at Broadway Bites is a mouth-watering challenge.
 

Wedged between Broadway and 6th Avenue in Greeley Square, not far from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Broadway Bites bills itself as a pop-up eatery. The collection of creative eats includes influences from across the world.
 

Best Ways to Make a Good Impression While Studying Abroad

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Are you heading off for a stint studying abroad and wondering how you’ll find it? Having some nerves isn’t unusual. Moving to a new place is always going to be stressful: there might be distinct cultural differences you need to navigate, a different language to grapple with, or just new surroundings to settle into. The best thing to do is try to channel those feelings into making sure you make the most out of your opportunity.

Florida Culture for the Week of October 22, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of October 22, 2017 By Josh Garrick 

Kinky Boots: You change the world when you change your mind!

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#StandForLove. 

Have you seen Kinky Boots yet? Maybe not - it's only been on Broadway for 5 years, and it's already a global sensation. This musical, which has a rich history, started out as a BBC documentary based on a real story. A long and winding road led to a movie, and then this Broadway smash musical. It's an important story of history, family, friends, and finding and staying true to yourself. Kinky Boots is on tour - get your tickets, as this is a show worth seeing.

#StudyAbroadBecause A Globally Minded World is a Peaceful World

by Dacey Loving / Oct 20, 2017 /
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#StudyAbroadBecause A Globally Minded World is a Peaceful World
 
At a hostel, in the ballroom, with a room full of the most influential travel bloggers in today’s technological world. What can we accomplish? 
 

Change.

 

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