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Better Than Perfect

The superficial tourist brochure version of this seaside city leaves out the good stuff.

Visiting Ashland’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Things have changed a lot at Ashland’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) since performances began there back in 1935. For instance, when it started out, the OSF included boxing matches along with the plays in attempts to broaden its appeal.

Grant Writing and Sightseeing

Dr. Bradshaw and Brent meet with the Special Assistant to the Crown Prince, to discuss special needs provisions within Bahrain’s education system.

Your Magic Mountain Blows

Hannah reflects back on a trip to the East Coast and contemplates why the California versus New York rivalry really exists.

Kayaking the Salton Sea

Since kayaking is a favorite mode of travel of mine, I was curious about exploring Salton Sea, California’s largest inland lake, which sits 228 feet below sea level in the Colorado Desert. Not dissuaded by its occasional piercing sulphuric stench, schools of dead fish, or stinging sandstorms, I drove up to its eastern shore and unloaded my gear, before paddling six miles southeast to a sparsely advertised kayak camp known as Salt Creek.

Meeting Emad in Bahrain

Brent meets Emad, a new student, and advocates for more inclusive education in Bahrain.

Lots of Firsts in Bahrain

Brent gives the lay of the land, delivers his first public talk, and meets his first student Ella, who has Down Syndrome.

Rancho Wildland Fire Photographs and Update

Back country photos from the fire by blogger Doc Searls provide a stunning context for the ongoing blaze. Also, latest fire update, which provides an estimate of 482 acres and 60% containment.


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