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27
May

Last Stops on the 38th Parallel, For Now

Janet and David Carle have completed their travels through Europe and Turkey, investigating water issues on the 38th parallel. Their last two stops in Turkey were the vast, alkaline Lake Van, and …

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27
May

This Is Mark Twain

2/20 Radishes. Baked apples with cream. Fried oysters, stewed oysters. Frogs. American coffee, with real cream. American butter, fresh + genuine Fried chicken, southern style. Porter-house steak, with mushrooms Saratoga potatoes. Broiled …

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25
May

This is Mark Twain

NOTICE. To the next Burglar. There is nothing but plated ware in this house, now and henceforth. You will find it in that brass thing in the dining-room over in the corner …

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21
May

A New Vision for National Parks

When the National Park Service (NPS) was founded in 1916, its mission was to “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to…leave them unimpaired …

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18
May

Glimpses of the Past on the 38th Parallel

Since our last update, David and Janet Carle have followed the 38th parallel from Greece to Turkey. On the island of Samos they visited the Samos Ecological Society, watched for endangered monk …

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14
May

How Europe Works

When Europe is mentioned in the news lately, it’s often about economic crisis or volcanic ash. Even with its current challenges, Steven Hill, author of Europe’s Promise, finds that Europe’s example offers …

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