The Americas

5 Wise Quotes from a Great Leader

Every January in the United States, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I admire how Dr. King stood up for civil rights with his words, his actions and his life. His quotes continue to be relevant to social struggles in the United States and around the globe. Non-violent protests across Latin […]

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The Americas

St. Paul Bell Natural History Museum

The Bell Museum of Natural History opened its new St. Paul site in 2018 after 140 years in its Minneapolis location. The museum moved from one side of the Twin Cities’ University of Minnesota campus to the other. I attended the Bell Museum in Minneapolis as a child. The previous incarnation of the museum relied […]

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Spanish Culture and Language, The Americas

Who Made the First Banana Split?

No fewer than four US cities claim to be the origin of this famous ice cream dessert. Two were before 1910; soda fountains in Wilmington, Ohio and in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. In 1904, Dave Strickler, a druggist apprentice at Tassell Pharmacy in Latrobe put three scoops of ice cream between two halves of a banana and […]

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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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