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Perhaps the most fulfilling human emotion is that of liberty. In a society burdened by the monotonous droning of everyday life, a sense of freedom might be the most empowering feeling in existence. Every urbanized city I’ve lived in, from grand Toronto to unimposing Champaign, has left me with the opposite; a constricting claustrophobic feeling. Even aspects of my life that are almost unanimously considered for the better of society never satisfied me, namely technology. Unlike my colleagues, as I’ve...
If you drive a few hours north of Geneva into France, you will come across a small town called Saint-Claude. When you start walking through the center of Saint-Claude, taking in the fresh mountain air you will eventually find yourself at a memorial. If your French is good enough you will discover that 75 years ago 302 innocent people were arrested by the Gestapo and taken from this town to Nazi concentration camps. 108 of these people were never to...
American people group are in decrease. With a few unmistakable creators regretting the period where neighbors were companions and networks were made out of connected, community disapproved of people, one really wants to want for an arrival to days gone by. Tormented by the requests of the working environment and accessibility of media and online associations, Americans and their networks have gotten diverted and separated. In any case, Thornton Wilder’s depiction of Grover’s Corner in the play Our Town brings...
Growing up on a farm in the tiny town of Martinsville, Indiana life was fairly boring and routine. We had the cows to tease and run around with, and the golf course across the street where we would occasionally trick golfers into believing they had gotten a hole-in-one. However, this often got old and I found myself spending most of my childhood with my family members either at my house or close by. While there was little to do but...
I recently spent a few days in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a unique destination with a wonderful combination of urban sophistication and small-town charm. And in this essay, I want to share my experience. With great art, shopping, restaurants, lively nightlife and cultural attractions, Grand Rapids is the perfect holiday destination. It is not surprising that people travel hundreds of kilometers to enjoy this energetic and lively town, as it offers many attractions for visitors. Lonely Planet agrees named Grand Rapids...