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A Must-Read Book That Will Bring Such Joy: And the Clouds Parted

If you are lucky, you discover a book you didn't know you absolutely needed. Such is the case with a new book by one of our favorite writers, Gabrielle Yetter.

Her new collection of poetry, And the Clouds Partedis gorgeous, both in word and illustration. 

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Support Culinary Historian's Peeling Back the Layers into the Roots of Turkish Baklava

You know you are in the presence of greatness when you learn of the work of someone who has dedicated their life to a passion.

 Such is the case with Chef Channon Mondoux, a culinary historian and cultural anthropologist who has worked for decades researching, translating, cooking, and exploring historic Ottoman cuisine.

Support Culinary Historian's Peeling Back the Layers into the Roots of Turkish Baklava

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Invite more awe

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Dec 05, 2022 / 0 comments

It’s in a child’s eyes the first time they see Mickey Mouse. It’s in a parent’s face when they meet their new addition for the first time. It’s in the eyes of an individual when they connect with that person or animal who’s made a huge difference in their life. 

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Magical Deliciousness! The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays Cookbook: 75 Recipes for a Year of Magical Celebrations

Publisher's note: While we love Hogwarts and the Harry Potter universe, we do not condone the author's views and transphobia.

I'm so happy to introduce you to my favorite celebratory cookbook, written by one of my favorite authors. The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays Cookbook: 75 Recipes for a Year of Magical Celebrations, by Rita Mock-Pike, is a treasure for cooking delicious holiday foods all year round. 

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Read This: Build a House

It’s a story that began with a song.

It is also a story that began long before the song or the book came to be.

The story began when the first enslaved people came to what is now the United States.

“You brought me here
to build a house...”

Rhiannon Giddens begins the song, and the text of Build a House.

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Lama Ba Saad: #studyabroadbecause it gives us the opportunity to see the world

This article is based on the experiences of an international student from Saudi Arabia, Lama Ba Saad. I chose to share her story because I discovered many interesting and unique things about her country, and learnt from her how she overcame her challenges in Canada.

Lama Ba Saad is a student at Fanshawe College. She dreams to be a nurse in future and loves drawing.

Lama Ba Saad: #studyabroadbecause it gives us the opportunity to see the world

The Wreck of Northwest Flight 2501 Submerged in Lake Michigan

by Julie Royce /
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Nov 26, 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 that explores 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. The following story deviates from the shipwreck theme. In addition to the thousands of ships that surrendered to the waters of Lake Michigan, there is also one major aircraft that vanished into her angry waters.

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Read This: A Passion for Japan

I've got a book for you that will bring you such joy! A Passion for Japan, edited by John Rucynski, is both an ode to building community, and an interesting, in-depth ethnographic look at being a long-term expat resident in Japan. I LOVE it.

Read This: A Passion for Japan

Music for Reflecting on Change

by Kerry Dexter /
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Nov 21, 2022 / 0 comments

Change. It is a constant; at times welcome, at times resisted, at times unnoticed until much later.

Wherever you find yourself in the world at this moment, you know the effects of change, in politics, in personal life, in climate and nature, and in many other spheres.

Music to offer you varied perspectives as you live through and think about change:

Music for reflecting on change

Travel with Awe and Wonder: Honorary Newfoundlanders' “And Long May Yer Big Jib Draw”

by Christy Anselmi /
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Nov 18, 2022 / 0 comments

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

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