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Quote of the Week – curiosity

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.

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Antarctica Friends

As I walked into the Antarctica exhibit at SeaWorld, I felt an overwhelming wave of concern wash over me. Simply remembering the penguin friends I had made in Antarctica in January 2020, thoughts of them lingered and I wondered how their world has changed since then. The National Geographic guides told us the areas we… Continue reading Antarctica Friends

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Family Memories & You

A Mother's Day Gift to everyone! Probably the thing I hear most when speaking about relatives from the past is that people regret not having interviewed their parents, grandparents, and other older relatives when they had the chance. You don’t have to be an author, writer, or world class historian to gather your family’s history.… Continue reading Family Memories & You

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A Pet Pelican Named George!

Soft white curls danced in the breeze as the little girl skipped down the dirt road, making her way to the fishing boat docks. Her father carried a fishing pole in one hand and Annie’s sack lunch in his other. Annie could feel the salt of the ocean as the shade of the trees disappeared.… Continue reading A Pet Pelican Named George!

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Dear Journal, I’m Stuck on a Boat with Family!

1979, Dear Journal, it’s Annie. Moved onto a sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean, cut off from former life. Almost thirteen and feeling kidnapped by my family, torn from the life I love. Annie - Aboard the Western Star As librarians and readers come across this book, aka my sailing journal, it’s fun to hear their… Continue reading Dear Journal, I’m Stuck on a Boat with Family!