Music for Unsettling Times: Conversations and Questions

by Kerry Dexter / Oct 17, 2019 /
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Think of songs you may know: Where Have All the Flowers Gone, We Shall Overcome, The Coming of the Roads, Plane Wreck at Los Gatos. The first frames questions about war and sacrifice in terms both gentle and direct, the second is a gospel song adapted to civil rights and other causes, the third is a story about greed displacing people and landscape, the fourth a ballad which frames questions about identity and compassion in a news story about migrant farm workers. 

Ghosts of Stratford Theatrical Walking Tours: Halloween Edition

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When in Stratford, Ontario, be sure to go on the Ghosts of Stratford Theatrical Walking Tours' summer tours and haunted pub tours, which meander through Stratford's streets and parks by one or two spirits in full costume and makeup...but for Halloween, they go all out!

Ghosts of Stratford Theatrical Walking Tours: Halloween Edition

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of October 11, 2019 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of October 11, 2019 By Josh Garrick 

I dreamt a dream tonight… Stratford’s 3rd Annual Lantern Parade

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On the evening of Saturday, October 19, 2019, hundreds of Stratford, Ontario residents and visitors will light up handmade lanterns and enjoy a magical stroll along the Avon River. 
“Every community needs festivals that bring us together in joyful and creative celebration,” says Susan Kennedy, Artistic Director of the Stratford Lantern Parade and Playmakers! Theatre School. “This is what we want the Lantern Parade to offer: an evening of candlelit enchantment for all.”

Top 5 Most Overlooked Travel Destinations In The United States

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Are you planning on embarking on a family trip to somewhere in the United States? 
If so, you currently have no shortage of options. The United States is one of the largest countries in the world, with a vast array of different cities, geographical regions, and so on. 
If you were to ask most people what the top travel destinations in the United States are, most people would probably cite Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City as top options.

Write This: Author Mindee Arnett on Writing, Road Maps, and Character Development

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Picture this: Grand Rapids Comic Con, where we are always impressed by the cosplays, intrigued by the artists, and absolutely stunned by the authors. So there’s a high bar there, and we’ve interviewed several authors we’ve seen talk, in our Write This series.

When we listened to author Mindee Arnett speak about writing, we were dazzled.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Alaska, the Last Frontier

by Stacey Ebert / Oct 08, 2019 /
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Alaska–we finally made it to our 50th state this past July. When we landed at 11pm, it was still bright light outside, and the pilots who delivered us to the last frontier even took a picture with us to mark the epic journey. It was official– the ground of Alaska was actually beneath our feet. Goal achieved. This was not one of those goals that popped up overnight– it took years to flourish, more to facilitate, and, oddly enough, it was heaps of time before we even knew it was ever a goal. 

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of October 4, 2019 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of October 4, 2019 By Josh Garrick 

Sabbatical Homes Listings: France

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Title: Spacious loft in the Latin quarter
Location: Paris, France
Date Posted: Oct. 2, 2019
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The apartment is located on the ground floor, in a building of the 18th century, in a very safe neighborhood. Combining original features and modern comfort, with a large glass roof and a patio, it offers all the amenities you need. Great shops and restaur...

Sabbatical Homes Listings: United States

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Title: The Bungalow Pasadena: Tranquil, Charming, Convenient
Location: Pasadena, California
Welcome to The Bungalow Pasadena.  Make yourself at home in this comfortable, designated historic, 1922 bungalow.
Enjoy the convenient location and all the amenities and charm The Bungalow has to offer, including a remodeled kitchen and bathroom; seclu...