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Updates on Posts

Looking back at last year’s posts, I have a couple of updates providing continued conversation with certain topics. Regarding “Shifting Attitudes Toward Business” and “Black Friday”: This week I started working as a mechanic for the Upper Midwest’s largest bike shop company. … Continue reading

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“Meaningful Experiences” Means What?

I have long thought of religion as necessary to having meaning. Many experiences in explicitly religious settings (e.g. worship services, rituals, church camps) have been powerful for myself or others present. A friend once explicitly connected meaningful experiences and religion when defining … Continue reading

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I was Terrified

I work for Northwest Outward Bound School (NWOBS) this summer, moving farther into an outdoor education career. Outward Bound employs Learning through the Experience, Challenge and Adventure, and Supportive Environments to teach positive student character, leadership skills, and develop students into engaged citizens. The … Continue reading

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Summer Research: Vegetables!

My summer is significantly less academic than the previous semesters, which has been a nice change. I’m working for my parents on my childhood farm; I grew up working on this farm, which grows organically raised vegetables, herbs, raspberries, and … Continue reading

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Petra’s Bedouin are Fake?!

I turned in my senior paper this morning, which means I can turn to the other assignments facing me down. For instance, I’m writing a research paper about the Bedouin of Egypt’s Western Desert. While researching for this paper, I learned that … Continue reading

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

March 1st was the Faith and Peace Day at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was the first keynote speaker, and his entrance was as jovial and comfortable as the rest of his time on stage. … Continue reading

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Open the Door: Update on SCC

In Social & Cultural Change, we’ve moved to a new subject concerning change – that of Americans’ ever-changing relationship to technology. Focusing on screentime, we watched a documentary, “Play Again”, centered around taking several young teenagers from their environment of … Continue reading

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