Silence: the exterior sort is often inpiration for creative work, and the interior sort is that, too, and is also part of creation itself So it might seem a paradox that music is very often a gateway to silence. However, when you think about it, really thin...
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Newry Market, Northern Ireland: Crossroads in Time
a visit to the market in Newry, in County Down, Northern Ireland, which has been crossroads of trade and culture since ancient times
Cape Breton in Music: Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac
Scottish heritage, Gaelic language, and landscapes of Cape Breton in music of singer Mary Jane Lamond and fiddle player Wendy MacIsaac
Winter Music Festivals tin Glasgow, Dublin, Boston, and Tallahassee | Pe...
winter music festivals in Galsgow, Scotland, Dublin Irealnd, Tallahassee, Florida, and at Harvard Square near Boston, Massachusetts, light u
Winter Travel, Holiday Peace | Perceptive Travel Blog
reflections on finding the quiet sides of travel in the holiday season, and two songs ti invite contemplation of this idea
Holiday music: three to know | Perceptive Travel Blog
A Gulf Coast mixture of seasonal stories, a very Texas take on the holiday, and an album that brings in the bittersweet and the joyous sides
The Wall, China Beach, and Memories | Perceptive Travel Blog
reflections on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC and the 25th anniversary of the TV drama China Beach, set during the Viet Nam
Wreaths, music, and legend | Perceptive Travel Blog
Holly grows quite abundantly in Ireland in winter, as do other evergreens, which is one of the reasons that the story handed down in Irish f
Music for St. Andrew's Day: celebrating Scotland | Perceptive Travel Blog
music from Eddi Reader, Julie Fowils and Greentax Recordings to listen to for Scotland's national day, Saint Andrew's day
Scotland in Music: Saint Andrew's Day | Perceptive Travel Blog
music to help you celebrate Scotland on Saint Andrew's Day
Quiet Moments: Glasgow School of Art | Perceptive Travel Blog
Charles Rennie Macintosh's design for the Glasgow School of Art inspires contemplation
Before the holiday shopping frenzy begins, plan to keep it local | Perce...
After finding amazing things in local shops without really even trying, I'm more determined to Shop Local this holiday season.