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Did You Know? Learn More About Japan’s Melon Pan

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Feb 03, 2019 / 0 comments

At first glance, melon pan may seem a curiously misleading name – especially if you happen to choose a double chocolate melon pan (and you should – actually, order a few) or matcha melon pan.

Did You Know? Learn More About Japan’s Melon Pan

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See This! Valuable Actor Perspectives on Rare Sondheim Musical, Merrily We Roll Along

I don’t think there was a time in my life when I didn’t know what Merrily We Roll Along was, unlike most people. Not a Day Goes By when we don’t listen to, hum, or sing all or part of the soundtrack.

See This! Valuable Actor Perspectives on Rare Sondheim Musical, Merrily We Roll Along

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Only in India: Adventures of an International Educator

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Only in India: Adventures of an International Educator

Music for Winter Reflection

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Jan 21, 2019 / 0 comments

Winter. It is a time, at the turning of the year, for looking back, and looking forward. It is a time for silence and solitude, for gathering in community and sharing with friends, as well.  

Harsh weather sometimes comes along; at this writing, harsh political and social situations abound. Yet there is, there can be, hope. That may be found in the solitude and in the community the turning of the year invites. 

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Lost Railway Journeys: New Zealand's Otago Central Railway

Note: This is an excerpt about New Zealand's Otago Central Railway from a fantastic new book by Anthony Lambert, called Lost Railways from Around the World. We love it so!

Lost Railway Journeys: New Zealand's Otago Central Railway, an excerpt

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Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Announces Cast for Ann Arbor Production

Guess what we are seeing next month...and couldn't be MORE excited about?! Stay tuned for interviews with the production company, actors, and a review from opening night!

Runyonland Productions will present Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, inspired by the Kaufman and Hart play of the same name, in concert on February 28th - March 1st at 7:30pm at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in Ann Arbor, MI. Original Broadway lead actress Ann Morrison will be in attendance opening night, along with others from the 1981 production.

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On the Road and Online: Roads From the Ashes: An Odyssey in Real Life on the Virtual Frontier, 20th Anniversary Edition

 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: How will you write the first page of this new year?

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Jan 08, 2019 / 0 comments

Breathing in the first month of a new year is as good as chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven, ocean spray as it hits the air, and a brand new baby all snuggled up after a warm bath. It’s the promise of that new dawn, the beginning of something powerful, and a chance at all those do-overs we all at times require. How will you write that first page?

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#StudyAbroadBecause it will be one of the most transformative and enlightening experiences you will ever have

David Wienir is the author of Amsterdam Exposed: An American’s Journey into the Red Light District, released in May 2018 with De Wallen Press in paperback, e-book, and audiobook formats. David is a business affairs executive at United Talent Agency and entertainment law instructor at UCLA Extension. Before UTA, he practiced law at two of the top entertainment law firms where he represented clients such as Steven Spielberg and Madonna.

5 Surprising Czech Christmas Celebrations

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Dec 25, 2018 / 0 comments

Cookies. Carp. More cookies. A side of potato salad.

While many Christmas festivities in Czechia are similar to those in other parts of Europe, this nation of just under 11 million has some unusual – and noteworthy – holiday traditions all their own.

A little Czech history

Admittedly, Czechia, a country circled by Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria, is known more for its culture and history, than cuisine.

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