On an early May morning, I step outside and hear a warble of clear, bright, musical notes. The indigo buntings have returned. Also known as “blue canaries” because of their color and song, I’ve never been able to describe indigo bunting song to others except to say that I know it when I hear it. 1,438 more words
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Khalid Koser, Executive Director and Interim Secretariat of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF), discusses seven ways to protect migrants.
While the world’s migration lens has rightly been focused on the Mediterranean over the last week, migration has also been in the headlines in South Africa, where at least seven people have been killed in xenophobic attacks on migrant workers during the last month. 465 more words
I’m feeling slightly frazzled after handing two monster assignments in today, and The lion and the bird is the perfect antitode. My analogy-creation abilities are failing me after a late night of typing many thousands of words… it’s like hugging someone who is wearing great knitwear. 212 more words
So you’ve decided to move to Australia but aren’t sure whether to ship all your worldly goods or just start from scratch again when you arrive. 799 more words