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Louie

Unbroken: Laura Hillenbrand’s Story of Survival

Sunday, July 6th, 2014
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World War II hero Louie Zamperini died on July 2, 2014. His life will soon be seen on the big screen in Angelina Jolie’s film

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Oh, Canada! A Week in Alberta

Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Day 1 The Frolik family had its annual Park Getaway trip together and this year we (by “we” I mean myself, my parents, my brother

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Spartacus Film

Kirk Douglas’s I Am Spartacus!:
Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
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Kirk Douglas was born in my hometown, Amsterdam, New York. Growing up, my mother would tell me stories about sitting next to Issur Danielovitch in

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Starting Over, Comprende?
Beginning a New Life in Mexico

Friday, May 18th, 2012
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Here’s the pitch: Two technology executives, living the good life in Portland, Oregon, their home with $1 million views of Mt. Hood and Mt. St.

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Coming Home

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
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It is the afternoon of June 29, 2011 and I’m standing in my vacant German flat. The movers left just minutes earlier with our countless

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Lessons Learned from a Year in Europe

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
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It’s been nearly nine months since my family relocated to Germany for my husband’s one-year job assignment. In these nine months, we have traveled to

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Following the Lead of a Child

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
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The first time my eight year old son, Riley, stepped onto a tram, the experience opened his eyes to a new, fascinating hobby. We now

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Learning to Speak Like a King

Thursday, November 11th, 2010
by on Playing Around

The King’s Speech is a visually stunning film that plays like magically moving vintage photographs. It depicts a time when cigarettes were good for you,

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