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Evangelical group teaches farming, provides hospitality to refugees, and watches local salmon

A Rocha Canada is a Christian community based on a farm in Surrey, British Columbia, that teaches people about the environmental, protects the local watershed, and tries to live in harmony with each other and the land. By Jason Byassee … Continue reading

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Wayfinding Home: Circumnavigating the globe without a compass

By Steve Beard For three years, they were ultimately voyaging back home. Along the way, they circumnavigated the globe – without so much as a compass. The crew of the Hokule’a, a 62-foot-long Polynesian sailing canoe, traversed more than 40,000 … Continue reading

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In Hawaii, being nice is the law

‘Aloha’ is a legal concept that grew out of the necessity for Hawaiians to live in peace and work together, in harmony with the land and their spiritual beliefs. By Brenna Kerr Hawaii now hosts almost nine million visitors a … Continue reading

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Barbara Bush’s Subversive Secret to Happiness

“Whatever the era, whatever the times, one thing will never change: Fathers and mothers, if you have children—they must come first.” Barbara Bush, Wellesley College, 1990 Andrew Ferguson, The Weekly Standard: “These seemingly anodyne, Hallmark-y words, when taken seriously, are … Continue reading

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Bono Awarded George W. Bush Medal for Distinguished Leadership for AIDS Work

Rolling Stone Bono was awarded the inaugural George W. Bush Medal for Distinguished Leadership Thursday, with the former president honoring the U2 singer for his work in combatting the HIV/AIDS crisis and poverty in Africa. In 2002, during a visit … Continue reading

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Congratulations Sister Rosetta Tharpe

In a world filled with travesties, let-downs, and injustice, it is nice to see an occasional gamma ray of hope emerge. Finally, after years of narcissistic rock industry navel-gazing, Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973) was rightfully inducted into the Rock and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Brian Setzer

Happy Birthday Brian Setzer! In the early 1980s, the Stray Cats front man stood up in the moshpit of the punk rock/new wave revolution and daringly waved a big, greasy flag for rockabilly. Back when I was a teenage punk rocker, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Carl Perkins

Happy birthday wishes to the late, great Carl Perkins, writer of classic rockabilly hits: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Gone, Gone, Gone,” and “Honey, Don’t.” Killer lyrics: “You can burn my house / Steal my car / Drink my liquor from an … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ Superstar. Wow, just Wow!

For the rock n rollers, skeptics, searchers, saints and sinners, NBC nailed the greatest story ever told. He is risen! What a spectacle. Thank you John Legend, Brandon V. Dixon, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles, and the rest of the mohawked … Continue reading

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It’s always been about Him. Happy Easter!

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