History Comes Alive in Rüdesheim am Rhein

by Sandy Bornstein / Jun 20, 2019 /
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Like many international travelers, I have landed in Frankfurt on my way to another destination and then departed a short time later. Until recently, I never considered exploring the city or any nearby destinations. After seeing history come alive in Frankfurt, we drove into the countryside to Rüdesheim am Rhein in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley.

Music and Horizons: Stories of Hope

by Kerry Dexter / Jun 19, 2019 /
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Early summer: it's often a season of weddings, graduations, changes, endings, new beginnings. The shifting world situations which were at the beginnings of this series of articles continue to evolve and present their own challenges, too. With those things in mind, here are five pieces of music to spark and accompany reflection, contemplation, celebration, and hope.

Music and Horizons: Stories of Hope

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of June 14, 2019 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of June 14, 2019 By Josh Garrick 

… NEW and Continuing 

Travel to Asia: A New Understanding–Villages Found

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Early in the trip, I found my heart aching for the lost fishing village in Hong Kong. Although I understand the adage, “things change,” it seemed like a remarkable loss. Small villages and communities are the backbone of any nation, and diversity is strength. Relishing the vibrancy of the industrial section of Mongkok and its main market, I realized that this Hong Kong history also appeared fragile. Many shop owners and vendors were elderly, and seemed to struggle. Most areas of Hong Kong were filled with young people, completely glued to their phones.

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of June 8, 2019 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of June 8, 2019 By Josh Garrick 

Sabbatical Homes Listings: Canada

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Title: Victorian row house
Location: Westmount, Quebec, Canada
Date Posted: Jun. 7, 2017
Direct Link: https://www.AcademicHomes.com/view_home/13341
Located in a very convenient, central part of Montreal. On two floors, two bedrooms, 11/2 bathrooms, bright kitchen, two desk/work areas, large living room. Within walking distance to metro and shops....

How To Bypass Netflix Geo-blocks While Traveling

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Three years ago, Netflix expanded to 190 countries for the first time. Reed Hastings, their CEO, declared that the world was then witnessing the birth of a global TV network. What he failed to mention, however, is that Netflix would not be the same for everyone in the world. 

Where to Eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Wondering where to eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan? Wonder no more: the latest location of our favorite, City Barbecue, is open and full of smoky goodness!

Where to Eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Tip: City Barbecue!)

We went late this spring for a soft opening, and let me tell you how delicious it was...

Through the Eyes of an Educator: the Magic of Summer

by Stacey Ebert / Jun 03, 2019 /
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As a kid (and as a teacher), I’d count the days till summer, the days between spring break and Memorial Day weekend and then the onslaught of everything that made that last month of school seem like it simultaneously went as quick as lightning and as slow as molasses. Today, my best friend’s daughter is in the final stretch of her sophomore year, and the middle child is quite literally counting the days till that grand bus ride that will take her to sleep away camp.

Artist of the Month: Corinne Roberts

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 02, 2019 /
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Wandering the aisles at Grand Rapids Comic Con, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the goodness. But as we walked by Corinne Roberts' booth, we did a full stop (don't worry, no one crashed into us). Her art drew us in with its playfulness, creativity, and intelligence. Once we started talking with her, I KNEW our Wandering Educators would be interested in her art...and books.