Stories

Asking Questions, Telling Stories: Music for Times of Change

by Kerry Dexter / Feb 21, 2017 /
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Music makes a good companion in times of change. Songs and tunes and symphonies, lullabyes and string quartets, music of the griot and the sean nos singer, the classical violinist and the street corner busker all have ways of connecting us to one another, of giving space for reflection, of lifting spirits, offering hope, adding perspective and building courage. 

We Love The Incredibly Delicious Fire Department Coffee!

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Firefighters Know Coffee. This is a fact. My brother's a firefighter, and I know that there's more truth than we can ever guess to that statement. After all, our first responders need to be ON for 24 hour shifts - sometimes longer. So who better to make coffee than firefighters?! 

We Love The Incredibly Delicious Fire Department Coffee!

The Chosen Maiden: Bronia Nijinska and Modern Dance

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If I were to dance these words, I would dance the drops of rain falling on parched earth. 

Cielo Nocturno: Nuevo Flamenco with Extraordinary Songwriter and Guitarist Russ Hewitt

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Winner of two World Music Awards, 'Cielo Nocturno' by renowned guitarist Russ Hewitt is a work of art. The Grammys? They know what they're doing by putting it on the ballot in three categories. Hewitt, now on his third album, is constantly growing, traveling, writing...and impressing listeners. His work is new to me, but one listen to Cielo Nocturno and I was hooked. When I interviewed him, I became even more of a fan.

6 Magical Items to Keep You Safe at Hogwarts

by Sarah Albom / Feb 01, 2017 /
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Every Harry Potter fan has dreamt of walking the halls of Hogwarts, or performing complex spells that will turn any enemy into a bat or mouse. But we’ve begun to grow up. Our minds have moved on to reality, and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has been tucked away on to a dusty shelf of our subconscious.

Every Least Sparrow: A Girl Grows Her Wings

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Garn Press is pleased to announce the release of Every Least Sparrow, by Carolyn Walker. Walker’s memoir tells the story of her daughter, Jennifer, who has Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome, a rare disorder that affects not only her appearance, but nearly every one of her body functions, as well as her IQ. 

Every Least Sparrow: A Girl Grows Her Wings

Detroit Beer: A History of Brewing the Motor City

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Detroit Beer: A History of Brewing the Motor City is the latest addition to Arcadia Publishing and The History Press' American Palate series. The book is written by local author and small business owner Stephen Johnson.

 Detroit Beer: A History of Brewing the Motor City

A Bed in the Bush at Boorawa

Being again a singleton for the first time in 50 years, I have been peripatetic in my wanderings, leaning on the goodness of friends for a bunk till my place becomes available in a leafy Canberra suburb. My wayward wanderings have allowed me to stay in a friend's country property in good crop and sheep country. 

Eating Around the World Game

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Canada. Columbia. China. Costa Rica. Dominican Republic. England. There is a world of flavor just waiting to be discovered. Now how to convince your kids to give it a try? Here’s an idea – make it a game.

 

Mate Tea, Dialects, and Free Walking in a Modern City

by Stephane Alexandre / Dec 30, 2016 /
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Montevideo took my breath away. Even before we landed, I knew I would fall in love with Uruguay. A small country located at the bottom of Argentina, Uruguay is cornered by the breathtaking Cordillera mountain range on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the right. Flying over the Cordillera was simultaneously exhilarating and petrifying. Luckily, I got a window seat and got a great view of the curvy mountains frosted with a touch of snow. We HAD to keep our seat belts buckled when flying over the mountains because of turbulence.

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