May 30, 2017

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Dispatches From Abroad

  • Mist Over Chang Mai Part 1

      By Michael Gray Earlier this year I received a gift that many expats often do not receive. My family made the long, expensive journey to visit me in my adopted home of Thailand. Recognizing that not everyone…

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  • Easter Celebrations

      By McKenzie Lee As a child, I would always look forward to Easter, a holy day in the Christian church that is celebrated in Spring.  Many individuals in the United States celebrate Easter Sunday. …

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  • St. Patrick’s Day

    By Brian St. Patrick’s Day is an annual celebration of the patron saint of Ireland, the man credited for spreading Christianity throughout Ireland in the early 5th century.  As the story claims, St. Patrick was…

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  • Screen Printing

    By McKenzie Lee I started screen printing a couple of years ago.  A friend of mine had just created a beautiful, three-colored poster for his church, and I thought that it would be a thoughtful…

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  • Lemonade Parade: We’re Back

    By McKenzie Lee The Lemonade Parade is a small parade that parades within a larger parade, Box of Wine, on the Sunday before Mardi Gras each year. Box of Wine is a walking parade that…

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  • Mardi Gras

    By McKenzie Lee Large, ornately decorated floats filled with costumed individuals roll down the streets of New Orleans. High school and college marching bands are scattered throughout the parade floats, making sure that the sound…

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  • Baking Bread

    By McKenzie Lee Shortbread sugar cookies with a homemade vanilla frosting, apple turnovers with cinnamon sprinkled on top, oatmeal chocolate cookies, cheesecake, cupcakes, banana muffins, and molasses cookies, these are just a few of the…

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  • NOLA to Angola

    By McKenzie Lee NOLA to Angola is an organization that was formed in 2011.  A group of concerned community members from New Orleans, Louisiana bike from the city of New Orleans to Angola, the site…

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  • Lemonade Parade

    By McKenzie Lee Mardi Gras is a holiday that is celebrated in the southern United States, most notably in New Orleans, Louisiana.   Mardi Gras is a day of full-throttled celebration and exists out of an…

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  • Craft Breweries

    By Brian In the United States, we have a unique relationship with alcohol of all forms. Since the disastrous attempt to prohibit the sale and consumption of alcohol in the 1920s that was lifted in…

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