Music for Starry Winter Nights

by Kerry Dexter / Dec 15, 2019 /
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It is winter in the northern hemisphere.

Unsettled weather in every sense of the word, in every part of the world, at this December.

Yet, that very unsettled aspect can offer encouragement and means to treasure connections, to deepen them, to look for those things which we hold in common rather than what divides us. Yes, that can be hard, but the long term consequences of the alternatives are harder still.

4 Ways to Prepare for the Winter Commute

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The dreaded commute can be bad enough with ever-increasing traffic, but as we creep closer to winter, there’s also a lot to consider in regards to your personal safety over the colder period. According to a study developed by automotive company Ford, the average EU commute is 37.5 minutes per day, whereas the average commute in the UK is 54 minutes.

A WINter Weekend in Norfolk, Connecticut Offers Fun for All

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It’s the perfect winter celebration: outdoor sports; a restaurant crawl and a pancake breakfast; concerts and art shows; kids’ activities, tours and open houses, ice carving and much more will be featured during Norfolk’s first WINter Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25. What’s even better, most of the events are free.

Skiing - A WINter Weekend in Norfolk, Connecticut Offers Fun for All

7 Fun Things to Do during the Harsh Michigan Winters

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 16, 2018 /
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This month at the Travel Blog Mob, the theme is Stupid Questions (although we all KNOW that there are no stupid questions, right?). It's all a matter of perspective.

So, our Stupid Question to answer this month: What is there to do in Michigan during the long cold winter months?


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

Music for a Winter's Eve

by Kerry Dexter / Dec 18, 2017 /
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Winter is a season for gathering together, and for solitude, for savoring connection and dealing with distance, for, as the song says, greeting a friend and welcoming a stranger. Music can be both timely and timeless about all this.

The Island of the Midnight Sun

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Follow me on a two hour drive around Andøya Island, northern Norway last week. It is the island where I grew up.

The Island of the Midnight Sun. Photographer Benny Høynes

The Island of the Midnight Sun. Photographer Benny Høynes

Send a Bit of Winter With These Fine Art Cards

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I've been working on a new book project over the past couple of months. I've looked at hundreds of images, all from my ski touring adventures. So with all that snow and beauty on my mind, I created a series of 5x7 greeting cards highlighting some of my favourite photographs.

Wonderful World of White

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You know how you find a photographer, and then click through their ENTIRE Instagram, liking each one? Or heading to their website to discover more? When we find such a creative artist that speaks to us, it’s both a lucky occurrence (finding them in the millions of people online) and a life-enhancing moment. From now on, our lives will be enriched by their talent, view, artistry, and sharing of their worldview.

Winter Postcard from Sortland, Northern Norway

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Winter scene from a mountain, looking at Sortland, Northern Norway. Photo Benny Høynes
From the mountain last night. My city, Sortland. Taken from mountain «urtind», just a couple of hours walk on the snow from my house. Wonderful, isn`t it?