Bubbling Springs Bard

TED Talk - The Urgent Need for Reconciliation in the United States

There is tremendous hope for healing our country's divisions, and getting closer to the ideal of the American Dream of real justice based on listening to each other and telling the truth. Here are a...
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Joel's Journeys #21 - Canyonlands & Dead Horse National Parks, Utah

Our last blog (#20) finished up in Capitol Reef National Park...

TED Talk - Why Reading Matters

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Joel's Journeys #20 - Escalante National Monument & Capitol Reef National Park

This journey leads to one of the least crowded of the five national parks in Utah. Starting from Bryce Canyon National Park (...
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Crater Lake and Lassen National Park Area (Joel’s Journeys #19)

This is going to be the longest of Joel’s Journeys, but your blogger thinks it’s worth it.  You will avoid crowds by...

TED Talk - How Falling Behind Can Get You Ahead

"The Tiger Path, or The Roger Path, that is the question."

Handmade: Kat Kaller Suminagashi Tutorial

Here is another craft project you can do at home.Artist Kathleen Kaller teaches the simple, beautiful craft of marbling known as Suminagashi (sue-me-NAH-gah-she), which means literally “ink-floating.”

Remembering Veterans this Memorial Day - In Flanders Fields

The tradition of wearing a single red poppy on Memorial Day to commemorate soldiers who have lost their lives in combat has its origin in this famous poem written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae on...