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Aero: Meghan Kelly – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life

Aero: Meghan Kelly – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life City life in Alajuela, Costa Rica was much different than what we sometimes see around the cities in the US. Coming from a very small town I am not used to having a central park where everyone gathers or seeing many people walking down the […]

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Aero: Katherine Kostuk – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life

Aero: Katherine Kostuk – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life I’m not even sure where to start, there is so much that can be said on the city life in Costa Rica.  One of the very first things I noticed, and was warned about, was the driving.  The driving laws in Costa Rica appear to […]

Folium: Useful Words With No English Equivalent via BoingBoing

Shemomedjamo – “I accidentally ate the whole thing.” Folium: Useful Words With No English Equivalent via BoingBoing … Mark Twain often wrote of his distaste of the German language, how new nouns could be formed by smashing them all together, or worse, by smashing a load of functions or meanings together to create something totally […]

Folium: How Thinking Changes The Shape of Your Brain via Gizmodo

Folium: How Thinking Changes The Shape of Your Brain via Gizmodo “I think, therefore I am” (“Cogito ergo sum” – Descartes). Right? YouTube contains an unlimited supply of cat videos and people inflicting great amounts of pain on themselves and their friends. However, it’s easy to forget that there are people out there who really […]

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Aero: Katherine Kostuk – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School

Aero: Katherine Kostuk – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School When walking to school the first morning I was not sure what to expect.  I was filled with both excitement and nerves at the same time.  Walking into the classroom, I realized there were both things that were similar and different from what I’m […]

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Aero: Katherine Kostuk – Costa Rica 2013 – Family Life

Aero: Katherine Kostuk – Costa Rica 2013 – Family Life When you think about your family I’m sure you can think about a hand full of memories off the top of your head that make you laugh, shake your head, or maybe even cry.  Everyone’s family dynamics vary from each others, and that is what […]

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Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – Food and Dining

Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – Food and Dining Looking back I still find it hard to wrap my head around the fact that there were no street names in Alajuela.  In addition, that means there are no addresses like there are in the U.S.  Directions are given by well-known landmarks and the […]

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Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life

Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life Looking back I still find it hard to wrap my head around the fact that there were no street names in Alajuela.  In addition, that means there are no addresses like there are in the U.S.  Directions are given by well-known landmarks and the numbers […]

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Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – Biodiversity

Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – Biodiversity We couldn’t have asked for any better weather for our trip. Even when we were at elevations over 10,000 feet we didn’t get a drop of rain or experience any fog.  When we weren’t in the mountains, the temperature lingered around 80 degrees.  It was comical […]

Folium: How to Save a Dying Language via Smithsonian

Folium: How to Save a Dying Language via Smithsonian

Folium: How to Save a Dying Language via Smithsonian I honestly had no idea that anyone still spoke Aramaic, and even more surprising that the few that do are living in Chicago! Aramaic, for those who are uninitiated in ancient middle-eastern languages, is believed to be the language of Christ. There are many examples and […]