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Planetary Collective | The Overview Effect

On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

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The Cranky Dog-Walker

I am not a good dog-walker. My husband is, patiently and faithfully walking our hounds twice a day, every day. At times I join him, and rarely I “pinch-hit” for him. 362 more words


Archaeology--my first love

My first memory as a child was of an Egyptian mummified cat. I was three or four and can still vividly remember how it looked. I had lots of questions: Was it a pet? 333 more words


Humanities and the Arts

I recently became the coordinator of the Humanities Learning Center at Delta College. My predecessor left big shoes to fill; consequently, I’ve been in overdrive trying to continue her work of educating our community about the humanities and why they are relevant to our lives. 431 more words


Digging for History

Lately, I’ve been talking a lot about my adventures and how I feel when I encounter a historical site. Today, I want to tell you a little story about what it feels like to uncover history. 679 more words


Women Who Dared

We recently finished our annual celebration of Women’s History Month; it is a month that always brings me joy. A month when women’s contributions to history are recognized. 409 more words