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Windows of the World: A Personal Journey through Color Swatches and Carpet Samples

During the pandemic many folks have tackled a project or two around their home, yard, apartment, bedroom, kitchen, closets, etc. For sure, there is no shortage of articles containing suggestions…

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Island of the Colorblind

Posted 7/10/2020 “Color is just a word to those who cannot see it” “PINGELAP ATOLL, A Micronesian island in the South Pacific, sometimes goes by its other name, the Island…

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“I Scream, You Scream…”

Posted 6/29/2020 You guessed it, “We all Scream for Ice Cream!” July is National Ice Cream Month, and you have Kentucky to thank! In 1984, Senator Walter Dee Huddleston of…

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Overheard at National Geographic Podcast

Posted 6/19/2020 The National Geographic podcast series “Overheard” dives into bizarre, delightful and totally fascinating conversations overheard at National Geographic Headquarters. Smuggled dinosaur bones. Man-made glaciers. An audacious quest to…

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Year Round Gardening with Herbs

Posted 6/01/2020 Do you have a patio, a balcony or a window that gets sun? Do you enjoy cooking? If your answer to these questions is Yes, consider starting a garden…

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Memorial Day History and Honoring Those We Lost

Posted 5/18/2020 Memorial Day is our national day of remembrance honoring those who fought for our freedom; those who gave their lives in service this country. It is a time…

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How to Make an Illustrated Map

Posted 5/18/2020 Cartography – the science or practice of drawing maps. It may involve the superimposition of political, cultural, or other nongeographical divisions onto the representation of a geographical area. Creating…

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All Cooks, Foodies and Want-To Be Chefs

Posted 5/1/2020 Interested in becoming a better cook, a foodie or a chef?  Learn how to master your fry pan or learn all about grains and legumes or brush up…

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A Starry, Starry Night

Posted 4/28/2020 You can witness some of the most spectacular phenomena in the night sky if you know when and where to look. Here are some Out of This World…

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