Stories

Move Over Amelia, That’s My Grandma’s Place in History – Celebrating the First Woman to Fly Around the World

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I should be in a small aircraft taking my first flying lesson in my grandmother’s honor, but thanks to the COVID-19 shut-downs, this dream is on pause.

Fifty-six years ago, my grandmother, Jerrie Mock, did something that the world still gets wrong – she was the first woman to fly around the world.

Music for Peace, Understanding, and Connection

by Kerry Dexter / Nov 16, 2020 /
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Sun and moon, stars and sky are constants, wherever you might be in the world, and wherever you may be in your thinking about the shifts and changes that have been happening. So, too, is the desire for peace, for understanding, for connection.

Music offers ways to think about all these things.

Music for Peace, Understanding, and Connection

Read This: Whisper of the Lotus

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Ready to travel the world...virtually? Gabrielle Yetter, one of our longtime friends, and the author of MANY books that we've shared here, has a new book out. Whisper of the Lotus is an interesting, heartfelt, and genuine read about finding your self...while exploring a place.

It's one of those books you can't put down, so fair warning for your sleep.

Sir David Attenborough's Journeys to the Other Side of the World: Further Adventures of a Young Naturalist

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You might perhaps be familiar with Sir David Attenborough as creator and presenter of well-known and much-awarded television and radio programs including Life on Earth, Civilization, and Blue Planet. He's an elder statesman of sorts of broadcasting, a respected spokesperson for the natural world and about climate change.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Duties, Responsibilities, and Civic Action

by Stacey Ebert / Nov 02, 2020 /
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We can all hope we’re lucky to, one day, look back in our rearview mirror and tell stories of life amidst the 2020 pause. It’s November–how are you holding up? Things sure are nutty these days. 

All You Need to Know to Teach Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

“The word death is not pronounced in New York, Paris or in London,
because it burns the lips. The Mexican, in contrast, is familiar with death,
jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it; it is one of his
favorite toys and his most steadfast love.”
-Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude, 1961. 

4 Essential Educational Databases for College Students

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There was a time when students had to slog through tons of books at their college library to find the materials for their research papers. Nowadays, online databases can help to nail that task in mere seconds. 

Music for Autumn's Quiet

by Kerry Dexter / Oct 22, 2020 /
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Autumn: it is a time of turning, a time of change, a time for reflection, a time for preparation. It is also a time for telling and hearing stories. The music here, and the stories told through it, will work in many situations and seasons. They are especially relevant to all the turns and changes and quiet reflection needed to navigate which come with autumn. Each of the pieces has to do with journeys of one sort or another, as well.

Growing Together Through Openness: The Art of Allowing

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Think about how many people there are in the world. Too many to count, too many to know, so many!

Why Rice Makes For Great Meals

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Eating is something that is required in order for one to stay fit and healthy. However, it can also be an enjoyable experience. The tastes, the smells, and sometimes the entire process are exciting and entertaining. Knowing that you are keeping your friends and family healthier with safe and thoroughly cooked food doesn’t hurt, either. That being said, when it comes to food today, you’ll have more options available than imaginable. Despite this, rice still remains an immense favorite amongst many, world-wide. Want to know exactly why this is the case?

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