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Tasmania week 1

I like to think that travel is always an adventure and I need to take everything with an open mind and enthusiasm. My first morning at the horse farm in Tassie, I went for a short jog (and died) but the scenery was worth it. 489 more words


Traveling with ghosts, a memoir

Author: Shannon Leone Fowler

Language: English

Summary: From grief to reckoning to reflection to solace, a marine biologist shares the solo journey she took—through war-ravaged Eastern Europe, Israel, and beyond—to find peace after her fiancé suffered a fatal attack by a box jellyfish in Thailand. 15 more words


Two Tahitian Women

Artist: Paul Gauguin (French, Paris 1848–1903 Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands)

Date: 1899

As Gauguin brought his work in Tahiti to a close, he focused increasingly on the beauty and serene virtues of the native women. 91 more words

Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, Midway Atoll

A lot has changed during the last few months. The rights of immigrants, women, and just about every other minority are being questioned. Laws created to protect the environment, education, and health care are being gutted. 387 more words


Franz Josef, South Island, New Zealand: 12 – 14 February 2017

On the way to Franz Josef, Kiwi made us stop for an hour long walk along part of the shoreline. We were upset that we weren’t just going to our destination, but this stop actually turned out to be rather nice. 147 more words


Evidence-based policing

There is a lot of attention currently on evidence-based policing (EBP) as a means to further professionalize police practice and administration. EBP societies have been formed in the UK, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, and the US. 38 more words