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History Comes Alive at Machu Picchu

by Sandy Bornstein / May 13, 2020 /
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect people throughout the world, it is not possible to predict when it will be safe to travel again. In the meantime, I can take time to reflect on past adventures and recall what I learned at each destination. After visiting Peru, I remain fascinated by the Incas who built Machu Picchu, and by Hiram Bingham III who brought this civilization to the attention of the western world.

Your 5 Best Places to Take A Historical Family Vacation

If your family’s anything like our family, you love to talk and to learn about history, whether that’s in the local area or on the other side of the world. You’ll know you’ve caught the bug if you can’t get enough of documentaries and the history channel.
 
Nothing quite brings history to life like going to visit some of the places where the iconic moments that shaped our times took place. But with so much history all around us, how can we decide where to visit first?
 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Educating Amidst the Trauma of Sustained Chaotic Turmoil

by Stacey Ebert / May 03, 2020 /
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Simultaneously, in most places around the globe, children are home, teachers are instructing in a whole new way, and the threat of an unseen virus is at the heart of it all. We scroll through the memes measuring this time akin to Groundhog’s Day; some of us feel safe at home, while others feel ‘stuck’ in a cycle with an unknown ending.

Through it all, our students are taking in this new ‘normal’ of sorts.

Let The Nature Conservancy Help You Find Great Birds Around the Great Lakes

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Millions of birds will fly over the Great Lakes region this spring as they migrate north to their summer breeding grounds, but many populations of bird species are declining and in peril, according to ornithology experts at The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

Black throated blue warbler. From Let The Nature Conservancy Help You Find Great Birds Around the Great Lakes
Black throated blue warbler

Read This: Candace Rose Rardon on Stuff Every Tea Lover Should Know

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One of our favorite artists, Candace Rose Rardon, is back with a book! Stuff Every Tea Lover Should Know, published by Quirk Books, is a fantastic and comforting read. We have published an excerpt from the book: Tea Tasting 101 – click to read.

Hope as a Companion: Music for the Journey

by Kerry Dexter / Apr 20, 2020 /
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There are so many ways music can speak to, and with, these shifting and changing times. For this part of the adventure of Music for Shifting Times, come along on a journey that takes in dark and light, but always with hope as a companion.

Hope as a Companion: Music for the Journey

History Comes Alive at Montréal’s Pointe-à-Callière

by Sandy Bornstein / Apr 16, 2020 /
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Like many other city museums around the world, Montréal’s Pointe-à-Callière (the Montréal Archeology and History Complex) is temporarily closed, but not forgotten. Stories like this one share tips and information for future adventures. If you are planning to visit Montréal and love history, I recommend including Pointe-à-Callière, the largest and most visited museum in Montréal, in your future travel plans.

Read this: Living a Big Life in Patricia Leavy’s Candy Floss Collection

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Want to read about living a big life? One that is honest, searching, and includes relatable characters? One of our favorite authors, Patricia Leavy, is back with a collection of 3 novels, re-released in her new book, Candy Floss Collection. We love–and highly recommend–it!

Read this: Living a Big Life in Patricia Leavy’s Candy Floss Collection

Leipzig Bachfest Invites you to Sing the St. John Passion

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With an extraordinary performance of the St. John Passion, the Leipzig Bachfest will be bringing the world together on Good Friday in Johann Sebastian Bach's church of St. Thomas - and the global Bach community is invited to sing along. 
 

Tea Tasting 101

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We are so excited to share a tasty new book from Quirk Books, entitled Stuff Every Tea Lover Should Know. Here's an excerpt: Tea Tasting 101. Look for an interview with author (and one of our favorite writers and artists), Candace Rose Rardon, soon.

Tea Tasting 101. From Stuff Every Tea Lover Should Know

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