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Music for living through changing times

by Kerry Dexter /
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Jan 15, 2024 / 0 comments

Shifting times seem to be the usual state of things these days. Thinking about and working through the changes such situations bring is something musicians face and consider in their work, too.

Here are aspects of shifting times and living in them through music.

Music for living through changing times

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Northwest Battle Buddies and the Transformative Power of Service Dogs in Veteran Travel

Traveling has always been a powerful means of self-discovery and healing, and for Veterans, the journey to find solace and connection can be particularly transformative. Northwest Battle Buddies, which I founded, is at the forefront of providing Veterans with a unique companion on their journeys – professionally trained service dogs.

These dogs empower Veterans to travel with confidence, resulting in a profound impact on their lives.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: To Thrive

by Stacey Ebert /
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Jan 03, 2024 / 0 comments

A new month, a new year, a new chance to write your story. 

How do you greet the new year? 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: To Thrive

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From Van To Kid-Friendly Camper In A Few Simple Steps

With accommodation costs constantly rising, and with more and more travellers desiring the freedoms that they see their fellow adventurers enjoying, it’s hardly surprising that converted vans are gaining real traction. 

From Van To Kid-Friendly Camper In A Few Simple Steps

Music for December, a time of hope and reflection

by Kerry Dexter /
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Dec 19, 2023 / 0 comments

December is a time which invites reflection. That is true wherever you might be, and whatever else may be going on.

December can also be a time of many things to get done, holidays to celebrate, gatherings to attend, travel plans, resolutions for the coming year...

Each of those activities will benefit from a bit of space, a bit of time for reflection. That may come before, during, after you take part, of course—and music is a fine way to invite reflection and a fine companion alongside quiet consideration, as well.

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Beyond the Classroom: Exploring The Potential of Guided Tours for Educators

As more opportunities for passionate individuals to teach and interact with students in exotic locations open up around the world, the possibilities of combining a love for travel with a drive for sharing knowledge with new generations are seemingly endless. It's becoming common for young educators to leave their home towns and even the countries they were born in to pursue what is now often considered to be a dream vocation: teaching abroad.

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Exploring the World Through the Lens: Choosing the Right Type of Photography for You

Photography is not just a form of art; it's a way of seeing the world. It's an expression, a documentation, a story-telling medium that is as diverse as the individuals who wield the camera. From the spontaneous snaps of street photography to the meticulous compositions of landscape shots, each type of photography offers a unique perspective and requires different skills. 

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Beyond the Classroom: Unveiling the Wonders of a Gap Year Abroad

A gap year abroad is an interlude of exploration and growth far beyond the conventional classroom experience. This article delves into the multifaceted benefits and experiences of a gap year abroad, highlighting how it can be a transformative journey for young adults.

Beyond the Classroom: Unveiling the Wonders of a Gap Year Abroad

A Taste of Viennese Christmas

by Culinary Spelunker /
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Dec 09, 2023 / 0 comments

Recipe for Viennese Vanilla Crescents at the end!

The Crown Jewel of the Great Lakes: Mackinac Island (aka Turtle Island)

by Stasia Lopez /
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Dec 06, 2023 / 0 comments

I’m natively from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but for five years, my husband and I lived in southwest Michigan. My husband has family that live in the area, and Fernando and I were newly engaged when we first settled in the Kalamazoo area in 2009. I started attending Western Michigan University in 2011 for my master’s degree, and we got married that same year in the fall. As a graduate student, you’re limited with time off because of academic commitments, but we didn’t mind delaying our honeymoon at all.