Hamilton: A Story Worth Telling

How does Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father in U.S. History become the inspiration for a hip-hop musical on Broadway? The face of the ten-dollar bill, somewhat forgotten, reappears with fresh words as the narrative of an orphaned immigrant who overcame adversity and joined a revolution to build a new nation. Lin-Manuel Miranda recognized the attributes […]

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Our Loyal Companion

As I slowly turn the key and press forward, a friendly face peeks through the crack in the door. She doesn’t run through but simply backs up so that I can step inside and say hello. I pick up the bundle of fur and prop her over my shoulder so she can sniff my nose […]

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Michiana Pickleball January Mixer

The Michiana Pickleball Association held a club mixer this weekend at ICE Athletic Center in Mishawaka, Indiana. Pickleball members were invited to bring a potluck dish and their paddles for a few hours of open play on a Saturday night. Included in the annual membership fee of only $12.00, the mixers are available to club […]

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Big City Lights

Visiting New York has been on my wishlist ever since I was a kid with starry eyes admiring the skaters at Rockefeller Center and the lights of Times Square on New Year’s Eve. I could only imagine what the Big Apple might be like as the crazy, magical place that flashed through our TV set […]

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Walking the High Line

Above the streets, we glide, walking on air with buildings all around us.  The High Line is our view of the city while in its midst, glimmering with reflections from above. Formally an elevated railroad, this New York City park stretches 1.45 miles from the shore of Hudson Yards to the Chelsea Market in west […]

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Pickleball Tournament: Southwest Michigan Humane Society

Pickleball has been an exciting journey for us over the last six months. We have entered into a new sport, continually meet new players, and strive to better our game. I have enjoyed playing at the competitive level in four local tournaments over the past few months with different teammates. Preparing for a tournament can […]

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Uncommons Board Game Cafe

In the heart of Greenwich Village on the campus of New York University, is a tiny green shop with coffee and board games. There is a wall stacked from floor to ceiling with brightly colored boxes.  Two rooms with large, wooden tables welcome guests to play at the Uncommons Board Game Cafe.  http://uncommonsnyc.com/ We love seeking […]

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