Monthly Archive: November, 2012

From the Baraza: Book Nook

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Today the Baraza Residents consider the question: What’s the most influential book you’ve read? Charlotte I have to pick just one? Jeez – way to my brain into a tailspin. The Brothers Grimm… Continue reading

Cyclo, anyone?

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One of the places I visited in Vietnam on my recent trip was Hoi An.  It has a beautifully preserved ancient town in its centre which somehow miraculously avoided the devastation that surrounding areas suffered… Continue reading

Ginger Pop: You Better Work

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As individuals, we all have our strange talents. My friend Jenn has the strange ability to pick the exact size Tupperware container needed for food just by eyeballing it. My mother can tell… Continue reading

The Blues

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By Katie Shaw Although it’s only November and summer is months away, the stress that accompanies the end of the semester has given me the summer blues. It’s not the warmer weather I’m… Continue reading

Presentation Pop – A Preliminary Review of Prezi

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It’s been a while since I’ve written anything “technical”, so I thought I’d share my preliminary experience with the cloud-based presentation software known as Prezi. Let me begin by telling you that I… Continue reading

Up Close and Personal With the Baraza: An Interview with Erin King

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Resident travel lover Carrie asks some questions of our dancing, cooking Mommy, Erin King. How did you first get involved in the dancing world?  What age did you know you could live in… Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving

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I hope you got to read Carrie’s post yesterday.  It was a sweet reminder of all that we have to be thankful for.  Today, we’ll watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in a… Continue reading

Giving Thanks

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by Carrie Pokrefke It’s impossible to post the day before Thanksgiving and not talk about it.  The original Thanksgiving was about sitting down together, sharing a meal and giving thanks to God for an abundant harvest. … Continue reading

What is accidental about Drunk Driving

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As we get closer to the Holidays I thought about several things I could write about, most of them lighter and more expected at the Holiday season. Then I heard one of our… Continue reading

Taste Confirmed

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I often pretend I have elevated sensibilities, such as liking opera (which I don’t) or understanding modern art (not at all).  This recently bled over into a recent view of First Position, a… Continue reading