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How to Embrace New and Fascinating Things

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Readers! So happy to share an interview with one of our writers, Dr. Debra Payne (we met in graduate school!), who has lived all around the world, and truly incorporated intercultural living into her life's work. Read on...

 

WE: Hi, fellow Wandering Educator! It’s good to see you again. We haven’t spoken since back when you used to write write articles for us about life in Southern Spain and the Dominican Republic. Now you’ve written a book! Congratulations!

How Nature Can Answer the Problems of Human Experiences: Escapism: Words + Photos

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When I first heard of the book Escapism: Words + Photos, by Candice Lee, I was excited. Nature plus poetry plus lived experience? YES! Then the book came in the mail, and I opened it and happily dug in. 

How Nature Can Answer the Problems of Human Experiences: Escapism: Words + Photos

Library of Congress, Britain's Royal Library, King's College to Collaborate On Papers of King George III

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The Library of Congress, the Royal Collection Trust, and King's College London today signed a memorandum of understanding in which they agree to share resources to aid in the digitization of the papers of King George III (1738-1820), the English monarch in power when the American colonies declared independence, creating a new nation.

A Journey Back in Time on Assateauge Island

I awoke with a start as the wind whistled past my window. Rubbing the sleep out of my eyes, I rolled over to check the time on my phone. It was 5:43 in the morning, and there was no way I was going to fall asleep again. Sighing, I swung my legs over the side of my bed and made my way down the ladder, careful not to make noise. I grabbed a crumpled piece of paper off of the table and scrawled a quick note to my mom in case she was to wake up while I was gone. 

Gone for a walk. 
~Alice

Life as an Overseas Educator: Kids, Camels, and Cairo

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Wondering about what life is like, teaching overseas? Global Educator Jill Dobbe (read our #teachabroadbecause interview with here here) has penned a fascinating, intriguing book that details teaching in Egypt, called Kids, Camels, and Cairo. In this book, she reflects honestly about moving a family abroad, teaching in a different country, and cultural adjustment. 

Have you been to the Book of Mormon Musical? It's Hilarious

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It started with the infamous doorbell ringing, which had the audience in hysterics. And it ended with a story of self-understanding and joyful laughter. In between, we laughed so hard that our stomachs hurt.

Have you been to the Book of Mormon Musical? It's Hilarious

Head to the Beach with Colbie Caillat and her Malibu Sessions Acoustic Tour

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If you want to go to the beach, but a) it's fall now, and Lake Michigan is Very Cold; or b) you live far away from sunny climes, then I suggest listening to Colbie Caillat's new Malibu Sessions album. It was recorded over 2 months - get this: at a beach house, on the ocean in California. Yes, I love that, too. 

How to Find the Best Holiday Gifts

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When we’re traveling, we often purchase holiday gifts – art, textiles, and creative things we find in markets. But when we’re home, it’s a bit more difficult to come through each year with fantastic gifts that our loved ones will appreciate – and use.

How to Find the Best Holiday Gifts

All Along the Wild Atlantic Way with Aoife Scott

by Kerry Dexter / Oct 17, 2016 /
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Aoife Scott's debut album, Carry the Day, shows a songwriter and singer with a voice of distinctive character, an ear for good story, and the ability to bring these together in ways that draw the listener in, and invite repeated listenings.

All Along the Wild Atlantic Way with Aoife Scott

Polar Bear Town: New Smithsonian Docuseries focuses on Churchill, Manitoba

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Every fall, approximately 10,000 tourists from around the world descend on “The Polar Bear Capital of the World,” Churchill, Manitoba. This community of about 800 people on Hudson Bay in Northern Canada is home to the annual migration of more than 1,000 hungry polar bears that pass through town as they wait for the Bay ice to return. The new Smithsonian Channel docu-series POLAR BEAR TOWN documents a season in Churchill, following this extraordinary migration of human and four-legged animals as they collide in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways.

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