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Music for Love, Justice, and Community

by Kerry Dexter /
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Jul 15, 2024 / 0 comments

Times are shifting indeed, all across the world.

There are many ways music can come into such changing circumstances. That is an idea we’ve continued to explore through the years in this ongoing series.

Music for Love, Justice, and Community

Perhaps you feel the need of songs to rally around, to sing together?

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Exploring history at Michigan's Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Kalamazoo has a long and intriguing history. And while you might not gather that, from visiting, a few hours spent exploring the Kalamazoo Valley Museum will rectify that. Best of all, admission is free!

Through the Eyes of an Educator: What’s your definition of success?

by Stacey Ebert /
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Jul 11, 2024 / 0 comments

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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5 Reasons to Travel for Medical Administrative Assistant Certification

The position of a certified medical administrative assistant (CMAA) is the most important for those on a traditional healthcare administration career track. Though many students choose local training programs, relocating for certification provides advantages that few consider. Check out these 5 great reasons to pursue your medical administrative assistant certification while traveling.

5 Reasons to Travel for Medical Administrative Assistant Certification

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From Mom to CEO - Amber Jayne's Journey in Early Childhood Education

I never imagined I would be a self-proclaimed “Mom turned CEO.” Growing up, I wasn’t raised to dream big. I envisioned my future as a stay-at-home mom with a big family, only slightly entertaining thoughts of being a Kindergarten teacher. Things didn't pan out how I imagined. At age 22, I gave birth to my first son and  stayed at home for four months: cleaning the house, doing dishes, and washing clothes repeatedly. This reality left me unfulfilled. Of course, I absolutely love both my son and motherhood; however, I felt the need to search for something greater. 

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A Foodie’s Guide to Best Food in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a paradise for food lovers, offering a vibrant culinary scene that reflects its rich cultural heritage. Whether you’re a street food enthusiast or a fine dining aficionado, the city has something to satisfy every palate. 

A Foodie’s Guide to Best Food in Hong Kong

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Set sail to the Foyle Maritime Festival for seafaring fun

Derry-Londonderry’s waterfront will be overflowing with maritime-themed events and activities when the Foyle Maritime Festival returns

A four-day programme of events, from Tall Ships, on-water activities, circus and maritime market to music, animation and comedy will run from 27–30 June in the walled city.

Music for Centering and Focus

by Kerry Dexter /
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Jun 17, 2024 / 0 comments

As circumstances of all sorts continue to shift, and information of all sorts arrives from all directions, making time for centering and focus can be useful.

It can also be challenging.

Music can help with that. Giving the time needed to focus on one song, to center on repeated listenings of a favorite—or a whole orchestra piece or a whole album—can be refreshing. It can also offer space for new ideas to appear, new perspectives to evolve. Both of those may well be needed in these shifting times.

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3D Cube Painting: The Perfect Gift Solution

The Challenge of Gift-Giving
Gift-giving occasions abound throughout the year, from birthdays and holidays to weddings and anniversaries. However, finding the right gift can be a daunting task. Many struggle to strike the perfect balance between affordability and personalization. While expensive gifts may be luxurious, they are not always practical for every budget. On the other hand, inexpensive gifts may lack sentimentality and fail to make a lasting impression.

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Five Essential Bits of Trivia About the Arenal Volcano

If you’ve ever been to Costa Rica, you will know that this Central American country is famous for its volcanoes (as well as its beaches, climate, and food - but that’s a subject for another time!).

In Costa Rica, there are over two hundred volcanic formations, some dating back sixty-five million years, with at least one hundred volcanoes commonly listed and six which are considered active.