Hurricane Irma Reaches Florida

Hurricane Irma Reaches Florida

The eye of Hurricane Irma has reached Florida’s southern islands and is now a category four storm, according to forecasters. The storm is expected to head toward the Keys with wind speeds reaching 130 mph (209 km/h).

Bryce Canyon's sorbet-colored sand pillars spike up toward the sky, throwing their shadows on slanting valleys that gracefully pierce through the National Park’s landscape.
(Photo: Jenny Wu for Vision Times)

Bryce Canyon, Utah: A Forest of Stone

Odd shaped pillars of rock, as far as the eye can see. A beautiful landscape canvas in Utah, painted by the forces of erosion. Bryce Canyon National Park is the perfect destination for that scenic hike you have always dreamt…

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Flutist Wins the Hearts of Her Audience

During my recent trip to Chicago, I attended a special noonday concert sponsored by the Musician’s Club of Women at the Fourth Presbyterian Church on Friday, September 1, 2017.

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Hurricane Irma Reaches Florida

The eye of Hurricane Irma has reached Florida’s southern islands and is now a category four storm, according to forecasters. The storm is expected to head toward the Keys with…

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Bryce Canyon, Utah: A Forest of Stone

Odd shaped pillars of rock, as far as the eye can see. A beautiful landscape canvas in Utah, painted by the forces of erosion. Bryce Canyon National Park is the…

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Bruges, the City of Canals in Belgium

I always thought of Venice as the pinnacle of canal cities, which in some way it might be. However, there is a dreamy town in Belgium known not only as…

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How Dystopias Act as Cautionary Tales

In this excellent Ted-Ed video that’s just under 6 minutes, Alex Gendler goes into how the genre of Dystopia emerged. He looks at how dystopian novels — such as Gulliver’s Travels, Animal…

The Overlooked Genius of Sunflowers

Sunflowers are more than just big, beautiful flowers. They also have some very unique characteristics. Sunflowers turn their blossoms toward the sun, but they do this in coordination with the…

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How China Uses Pandas as a Political Tool

In Vox’s video, China’s panda diplomacy, explained, I was surprised to learn how pandas are used as tools in China for diplomatic strategies. Most all of the pandas in zoos worldwide belong…