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Only in India: Adventures of an International Educator

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Only in India: Adventures of an International Educator

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

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Music for Shifting Times

by Kerry Dexter / Oct 15, 2018 /
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Writers, artists, musicians, actors, creative people of all sorts, often ask the best questions, questions which have to do with real values, fundamental choices, important relationships. As is true with any sort of art, these questions may at times be framed in poetic and indirect ways. Directly or indirectly, these works of creation help with reflection on such matters.

Music for Shifting Times

Musing Mediterranean: Cruising

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When we first set eyes on the Celebrity Equinox Cruise Ship, the only words I could think to say were, “Holy crap!  This ship is freaking huge.” It was like a small city floating on water.  The adults had all traveled by cruise ship before, but this was by far the largest ship any of us had been on.

Musing Mediterranean: Cruising

Journeys Through Landscape in Music

by Kerry Dexter / May 22, 2018 /
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In the midst of a city or out in wilderness, nature is a constant companion. The changing angle of light or the fall or rain — even if seen between tall buildings – reminds of the healing power of landscape. Wilderness might be challenging at times, but there too, the hand of nature may bring peace or connection. A familiar place or a new horizon – they both have power to refresh and restore.

This is an idea musicians have explored in many ways. It continues to be a source of inspiration for artists.

Lillie Cosplays: Sharing Cosplay Culture at PechaKucha Kalamazoo

by Lillie Forteau / Apr 30, 2018 /
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On Thursday, April 26th, 2018, I spoke at one of my favorite places, talking about one of my favorite things, in my favorite thing. It was truly amazing - I cannot say that enough. I thank the good amount of sugar in my bloodstream that day for helping me get through it, thank you Canada dry ginger ale. 

Lillie Cosplays: Sharing Cosplay Culture at PechaKucha Kalamazoo

Music for Winter's Changes

by Kerry Dexter / Jan 15, 2018 /
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It is winter, just past the turning of the year. This is a time which in invites reflection, resolutions, thoughts of change, thoughts of what may come. Here is music which will be a good companion to you as you consider these things, in winter and at other times of year.

Music for Winter's Changes

Three Feet or So: Music and Creating Positive Change in the World

by Kerry Dexter / Aug 21, 2017 /
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Unsettling times, times of uncertainty, times of change -- these can bring about fear, and fear's twin, anger. Such times may bring about despair, frustration, discouragement. It is also possible, though, to live in such times with hope, and with courage. The music I offer you in this series of posts is meant to help with that. Careful how you go, indeed. Take heart and take courage, and keep music as your good companion.

Oo Roo, Uluru: a Trek In the Australian Outback

OO ROO, ULURU
The Australian saying "see ya later" is often "Oo Roo."

The things we carry when we travel: Our ethnicity. Our dreams. Our hopes.

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My hair looks different, my backpack is always open, and I have a medium brown complexion. I'm sun-kissed. I am kissed by the sun. Now, if you live in Boston or in Medford, where I go to Tufts, and you saw me walking down the street, you'd probably make nothing of it. 

I was waiting for the ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires with my friends a few weeks ago. A long way from Boston. I was charging my phone when a kid walked up to me and asked in Spanish "Why are you brown?"

"You're brown all over. You look like soil."

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