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FIFTY Study Page: Maine “From the Ashes”

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FIFTY Study Page: Hawaii "Queens"

When Prince Iolani learned that his father, the great King Kamehameha had died, he wanted to sail away from his responsibilities. He did not want to be King. He did not want to think about war and law and strategy and trade. He just wanted to go sailing and enjoy his life, like he had been doing for the past 22 years. Lucky for him, two of his father’s queens, his mother and his teacher, offer to help him lead the newly formed Kingdom of Hawaii. However, they need him to do something first: destroy the Kapu — the age-old code of behavior that severely restricted the rights of women. Iolani...

August Tips for a Day of Rest

This September will mark fifteen years that my family has lived in our home. Recently, as we looked through a set of photos that I had taken when we were considering buying this house, our school-age daughters expressed shock at how different it looked. Somehow at the time, my husband and I had been able to look past the gray carpeting, the dirty linoleum, and the strange paint job to see the potential for what was to become our family home. After several months of painting and polishing (and replacing the seashell-style toilet seat), we were delighted to host a housewarming party, inviting...

FIFTY Study Page: Arizona "Finding Planet X"

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