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blogging, The Americas

Art on the Street, Madison Style

Madison majors in a funky, artsy atmosphere. We don’t have our hearts on our sleeves, our personalities are revealed in the paint of our exterior walls. I’ve admired the photographs of street art on; Travel with Intent, Equinoxio and My Quest Blog. Look below, a Madison splash of color and surprising sculptures await you.   […]

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Indigenous Peoples, The Americas

He Dreamed of 4 Jingle Dresses

100 years ago, an Ojibwe elder dreamed of four women wearing a beautiful new style of dress. They taught him the special songs they danced to and how to make the garments. He woke up and told his wife everything he had heard and seen. Together, they made four dresses, in yellow, green, blue and […]

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food, Nature, The Americas

Franklin: Eagle or Turkey Fan?

A favorite myth from my childhood is that Benjamin Franklin wished the turkey were part of our national emblem, rather than the eagle. Anatole Kovarsky’s November 24, 1962 New Yorker cover which depicted the turkey in the national seal gave the story new legs. What really happened is good old Ben was a joker. He […]

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Architecture, The Americas

The Cutest Isthmus Little Free Library

What began in Hudson, Wisconsin and has spread worldwide? You may have guessed from the title, the Little Free Library movement! The founder in Hudson, Todd Bol, decided that one way to promote literacy and community was to form a book exchange where anyone could take a book or leave a book. My neighbor and […]

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