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REVIEW: "Rose Briar, Briar Rose" by Miranda Schmidt

Review of Miranda Schmidt, “Rose Briar, Briar Rose”, Luna Station Quarterly 29 (2017): Read online. Reviewed by Sara L. Uckelman.

I love fairy tale retellings, especially when the retelling tells a part of the story that the traditional tale omits. 94 more words


Company Visit - i+dea

Today’s company visit was to i+dea, a food R&D company formerly part of Grupo Siro. As a company that deals with food, the environment is extremely important to the sustainability of their company since climate change can have a large impact.During our visit, we were allowed to tour both the R&D area that is separated into several food types like cereal, cookies, etc., as well as the assembly line area. 39 more words


Day 2 - Flamenco Show

We went together as a group to watch some flamenco dancing, an iconic dance in Spain.


2017: Senior Album – Final Page

My favorite thing about this final page in my son’s Senior Album, is that this picture was not staged.  Our photographer, Ryan Dodson, took it as we were headed back to the truck at the end of the photo shoot. 101 more words

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Infrastructure Differences - Spain

One of the first things I noticed after getting to Spain was the different utility poles that were used. Every distribution pole that I saw was a steel pole rather than the wooden poles that are ubiquitous in America. 41 more words


Day 1 - Madrid

After arriving in Madrid at around 8 a.m. we took some time to look around and check into the hotel. We all met up as a group at 5 p.m. 57 more words


Day 3 - Cathedral of Toledo

While in Toledo, the former capital of Spain, we participated in a 3 hour walking tour. The tour concluded with the largest cathedral in all of Spain and 4th largest in the world!