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Stories in the Club 2019: What Do You Stand For?

Stories in the Club starts back on Sunday, February 10 with the theme ‘What Do You Stand For?’. This year there will only be four tellers, so each has a little more time. At the end of all the stories, there will be a short informal discussion with the tellers. The three guest tellers will be Lyn Carson, Jim Tait and Mark Swivel. As usual, curator Jenni Cargill-Strong will also tell a folktale about a wise, talking snake who challenges a man on his slippery principles. Jenni met Carson (who goes...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Club, Mark, Jim, Carson, Byron Bay, Jenni, Mullumbimby, Ican, Jenni Cargill Strong, Lyn Carson Jim Tait, Mark Swivel, Woodford Folk Festival, Jenni Mark Swivel, Jim Tait


10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington

Sledding and Tubing in Washington Are you someone who loves winter & all of the activities in the snow? Spring & summer are definitely my favorite seasons in the Northwest, but I love to try out all the fun snow sports every winter with my family. We are so fortunate here in the western parts of the Northwest to be so close to the mountains, yet thankfully we have mainly mild temperatures in most locations. So, we don’t have to deal with driving in the snow unless we want to, for the most p...
Tags: Travel, South Park, Washington, Oregon, Vancouver, Longmire, Seattle, Trips, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, National Park, Lake, South, Northwest, Paradise, Leavenworth


10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington for Families

10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington Are you someone who loves winter & all of the activities in the snow? Spring & summer are definitely my favorite seasons in the Northwest, but I love to try out all the fun snow sports every winter with my family. We are so fortunate here in the western parts of the Northwest to be so close to the mountains, yet thankfully we have mainly mild temperatures in most locations. So, we don’t have to deal with driving in the snow unless we want t...
Tags: Travel, South Park, Washington, Oregon, Vancouver, Longmire, Seattle, Trips, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, National Park, Lake, South, Northwest, Paradise, Leavenworth


Travel: No ship of fools for these cruise performers

Garry Carson has heard it thousands of times from cruise passengers before showtime: “I don’t like magic, but let’s see if the guy is any good.” Some entertainers would have bruised egos overhearing such comments, especially on a crowded elevator ride to the deck of the theater. But after 500-plus cruises over 22 years, the seafaring magician knows the life of taking an act on the road where there are no roads. “These people aren’t there because they love or even like magic,” said Carson, pointi...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Florida, New York, Texas, Australia, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Brian Wilson, Long Beach, New Orleans, Miami


Abandoned malls from a Reddit sub

One of the less-ballyhooed Christmas traditions was the daylong search for a parking spot at the local mall. Shoppers cruised parking lots like it was a cold-weather Mad Max, scouring the landscape in virtual spiked shoulder pads doing whatever had to be done to survive the shopping apocalypse. Now, shopping malls are a different kind of apocalyptic landscape, where barren lots lead to eerie concourses full of empty storefronts and long-drawn shutters. Even during the holiday rush, strangely ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Nordstrom, News, Chicago, Reddit, Dallas, North Carolina, Morgan Stanley, Madison, Stephen, Pittsburgh, Burlington, Macy, Myrtle Beach


The Second Pioneer

It was April 24, 1777, and Daniel Boone was in big trouble. About 100 Indians ambushed him outside Boonesborough. A gunshot wound broke his leg. As a Shawnee raised his tomahawk to strike the final blow, it appeared to be all but over for Daniel Boone. Fortunately, Simon Kenton was there – and quicker. After charging from the fort and dispatching the Indian with his musket, Kenton picked up Boone, slung him over his shoulder, and carried him to safety. According to legend, Boone, eternally grate...
Tags: Travel, Kentucky, Virginia, Americana, Kenton, Boone, Simon, Ohio Valley, Carson, Christopher, Maysville, Springfield Ohio, Shawnee, Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton, Contrarians


Rocky Mountain hikes for foliage

The claim to leaf-peeping fame may belong to New Englanders, but the Rocky Mountains offer their own share of the country’s best spots for fall foliage. The region’s aspens and cottonwoods stand toe-to-toe with any Massachusetts maple when it comes to color. From Bozeman to Boulder, you’re sure to get a good look at nature’s fireworks as the leaves turn in the Rockies. The fact that you’ve got 80-million-year-old mountains for a backdrop, including 53 fourteeners packed into Colorado alone, i...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Colorado, Massachusetts, US, Boulder, Rockies, Rocky Mountains, Bradley, Rocky Mountain, Carson, Bozeman, Missoula, Boulder Colorado, Grand Teton, Taos


Las vegas neighborhoods

THERE IS a whole lot more to Vegas than just what you see bathed in flashing neon. Here, we’ve broken the Las Vegas Valley down into its seven most popular and most active neighborhoods and have included what to eat, drink, do and see in each. (And yes, we did include the Strip.) Search by neighborhood 1. The Strip 2. Downtown / Fremont Street 3. Fremont East + 4. Arts District 5. Summerlin 6. Henderson 7. Chinatown / Spring Mountain 1. The Strip Photo: tnamd It’s the Strip. It’s the m...
Tags: Travel, Food, Usa, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Eat, United States, Chelsea, Budweiser, Broadway, Hotel, Eiffel Tower, Las Vegas, Nevada, Party


Pittsburgh: Where to stay eat party

A ONE-TIME steel boom town, Pittsburgh is now famous for being a tech hotbed; home to two major universities (Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh); and many exciting activities to keep visitors and residents occupied every night of the week. Where to stay Not Another Hostel The cheapest and most welcoming place is Not Another Hostel in Regent Square. This donation-based hostel and private homeless shelter is someone’s house and is opened to passing travelers. Jon and his doggie ...
Tags: Travel, Bars, Eat, Dave, Restaurant, Steelers, Rex, Party, Luther, Oakland, Sarah, Stay, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Zenith, Andy


Women in conservation

Environmentalism focuses on working towards a sustainable, global harmony between people and nature. This requires a passion to protect all wildlife, the ability to inspire, to take bold peaceful actions, and to raise awareness of the necessity of conservation and impact of human activity. Here are 5 inspirational women whose contributions to conservation have benefitted the natural world and our attitude towards it: Rachel Carson Photo by Wikipedia Rachel Carson was a marine biologist a...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Wikipedia, Environment, Women, America, Conservation, Alaska, Tanzania, Honduras, Environmental Protection Agency, Joy Adamson, Virginia McKenna, Born Free Foundation, Frontier


Here’s a great reading list if you’re at all interested in self-sufficient living

Photo: Centre for Alternative Technology 1. Any book written by Helen and Scott Nearing My entire existence can basically be traced back to a Helen and Scott Nearing book. My dad found Man’s Search for the Good Life on a radiator when he was skipping school back in the ’70s in Needham, Massachusetts. He spent the day reading it, and years later when he was bumming around on his ’83 Sportster thought: Maybe I should give Maine a try. He met my mom, never left, and now I’m one of his two daught...
Tags: Travel, Books, Gardening, Japan, France, New York City, Earth, Reading List, Richard Louv, United States, Maine, Evans, Npr, Vermont, Pacific Northwest, Hamilton


On The Trail Of Kit Carson In Taos

"I don't know if I did right or wrong but I always did my best." Quote by Kit Carson on a placard in his home in Taos, New Mexico Few people in history have received as many mixed reviews as Kit Carson. The larger-than-life mountain man, trapper, scout, soldier, and Indian fighter was in his lifetime one of the most famous characters of the American West -- the subject of books and movies. There are mountains, parks, a state capital and a national forest named after him. In Colorado, where ...
Tags: Travel, Tibet, Colorado, California, Washington, Mexico, America, Spain, United States, Missouri, Arizona, Argentina, New Mexico, North America, Kit, Santa Fe


"The problem right now is that the masculine has no honor whatever in our culture."

"We’re in a period now where young people are being processed for the universities, and the gender norms are said to be that gender is a construct. It is simply the product of environmental pressures on people. There’s no... nothing in the body...."Said Camillle Paglia, in a conversation with Tyler Cowen, who'd asked here "For America, what should an ideal of masculinity look like now?" COWEN: We have a big culture. Not everyone goes to university, thank goodness. You can go to a NASCAR race and...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Art, Movies, Law, America, Feminism, Landscapes, Nascar, Boredom, Tyler Cowen, Time Machine, Carson, H.g. Wells, Paglia, Masculinity



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