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Story and Place in Music

by Kerry Dexter /
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Jun 18, 2018 / 0 comments

When you are working on creating something, or solving a problem, or sorting out choices, travel is often a good way to give you new perspectives on what is going on, to refresh your thoughts, to give you new ideas. That is as true when you are considering day to day life or the course of world events. 

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Travel Blogging for Teachers and Educators

Sometimes two things don’t look as if they go together. On the surface, teaching and travelling don’t seem to be the closest of companions. To teach traditionally, you need to stay with students long enough for them to learn from you. To travel, you need to move from place to place. Not very compatible, right? But fresh ideas, inspirations, and genius come from putting together disparate ideas to make something new. 

Spanish Art Exhibit Reflects Artistic Impact on San Antonio

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Jun 13, 2018 / 0 comments

The city of San Antonio is celebrating 300 years since its founding by Spanish friars and Spanish settlers with historic events all year. That’s why the “Summer in Spain” initiative focuses specifically on the city’s artistic Spanish heritage.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: In Search of Adventure

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Jun 05, 2018 / 0 comments

Every day, students show up to learn. Whether they’re five years old in a traditional classroom or fifteen in a home school setting - or anywhere in between - there's curiosity, intrigue, and interest somewhere inside them waiting to be entertained and engaged. Some show up craving the excitement of learning, while others are there without any excitement, unless that necessary hook can grab their attention. Long ago, one of my favorite quotes grabbed my attention and hasn’t let go since.

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of June 2, 2018 By Josh Garrick

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of June 2, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

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Teaching Students About Gender-Based Violence Through Art

Are you interested in teaching about the use of art as a tool for social change? Do you educate students on global issues and solutions?

Teaching Students About Gender-Based Violence Through Art: Little Stones free professional development webinar

Wine Lovers Pour Into Culinaria's Wine and Food Festival

by Rosie Carbo /
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May 28, 2018 / 0 comments

Traveling to San Antonio anytime soon? If so, you can still indulge in haute cuisine at a throng of upscale restaurants and bars, even if you missed the 19th annual Culinaria Wine and Food Festival.

Wine Lovers Pour Into Culinaria's Wine and Food Festival

How Milk Became the Drink of Choice for Indy 500 Winners

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May 26, 2018 / 0 comments

A day before thirty-three racing cars charge through the speedway, ticking off 200 laps and 500 miles, the Milk People (yes, they're called "Milk People") prepare to make their special delivery. Chosen from among more than 1,000 Indiana dairy farmers, two "Milk People" are selected to award the Indianapolis 500 winner, and the driver's mechanic and car owner, a bottle of milk.

Journeys Through Landscape in Music

by Kerry Dexter /
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May 22, 2018 / 0 comments

In the midst of a city or out in wilderness, nature is a constant companion. The changing angle of light or the fall or rain — even if seen between tall buildings – reminds of the healing power of landscape. Wilderness might be challenging at times, but there too, the hand of nature may bring peace or connection. A familiar place or a new horizon – they both have power to refresh and restore.

This is an idea musicians have explored in many ways. It continues to be a source of inspiration for artists.

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Women in Comics: An Interview with Author Brent Clark Rogers

You find the most interesting people at comic cons. Guess who we met at Grand Rapids Comic Con? None other than Brent Clark Rogers, author of the Brent Clark Rogers Guide to the DC Universe. We heard him speak about women in the comic book world - and knew we'd need to share his book. Here's what he had to say...
Women in Comics: An Interview with Author Brent Clark Rogers

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