Life Enrichment

Marie Owens

Marie Owens, 1891, first female officer helped thousands of women & children

“I like to do police work. It gives me a chance to help women and children who need help,” Marie Owens told the Tribune in 1906. “In my sixteen years of…

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Affirmations – An Exercise for your Mind and your Outlook

We are the keepers of our minds, thoughts, outlook, and the global narrative we hold about ourselves. Many of us do repetitive exercises to improve our physical health. Affirmations are…

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Female Doctors who Revolutionized Medical Care

These famous female doctors defined the social and racial prejudices that discouraged certain people from practicing science. Without their research and contributions, millions of lives would not have been positively…

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Ballet Firsts: Native American Prima Ballerina, Black Principal dancer, male dancer en pointe

Maria Tallchief: Native American Prima Ballerina, Kennedy Center Honor recipient, National Women’s Hall of Fame inductee, and GoogleDoodle. Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief was born January 24, 1925 in Fairfax, Oklahoma. Her father…

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The Power of Pockets – Their History & Meaning Through the Years

I have to admit, when I find a dress and it has pockets, while still fitting well and looks flattering, I do a little happy dance. I’ve never liked pockets…

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Kendal at Home Coffee Hour: Norman Rockwell & Civil Rights

America’s beloved visual historian had a deep connection to the fight for social justice. Join Tom Daly, former curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge MA as he discusses…

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Whistling Hens

CollingtonPresents: The Whistling Hens Concert

The Whistling Hens put together an ensemble created to highlight little known women composers. They are also active in commissioning new work to support new women composers. Whistling Hens was…

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Super Bowl LV: Poetry and Motion

Super Bowl LV is this weekend, February 7th, when the Kansas City Chiefs will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If you’re not interested in the game, you’ll at least want to…

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The Power of Pictures to Make Meaning of Life

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” — Paul Caponigro ∾ In early 2020,…

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