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    2019 Theme: #Connections

    As you may know, I usually pick a theme for each year, and explore it through blog posts at least once a month. Last year was #Let’sThinkAbout, and I wrote about critical thinking. This year, my theme is #Connections. One…

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    Frosty Trees

    One of my favorite things about winter is hoarfrost. According to Britannica.com, hoarfrost is the “deposit of ice crystals on objects exposed to the free air, such as grass blades, tree branches, or leaves. It is formed by direct condensation…

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    Looking Back, Looking Forward

    It’s that time of year when we think back on the past year and set our sights on the new one. Here’s my two cents. There have been plenty of drawbacks or disappointments in 2018. I missed my daughter and…

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    Christmas in Skagway, 1898

    Skagway, like many Gold Rush towns, had some elements of civilization. While saloons and dance halls were prominent, some residents and passersby wanted the softer influence as well. The Union Church was founded in 1897, by a union or coalition…

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    Operation Respect

    While we’re in the season of good will and giving, it ’s the perfect time to tell you about Operation Respect. It was founded by Peter Yarrow (of the singing group Peter, Paul and Mary), and is now an international…