The Lawrence Busker Festival

Our family had a great time at the Lawrence Busker Festival this year.  This 3-day event is fabulous family fun.  5 “stages” in downtown Lawrence with 16 scheduled performers means there’s sure to be something for everyone.  We really enjoyed “Peter Rabbit” the bucket drummer at the 8th street stage: Then a bit later and […]

Stop Animal Cruelty

As I was researching animals of Ghana, I stumbled on a video about some monkeys that made me very sad (see below, but be prepared.  it’s horrible).  I cried for a long time.  Then my mom suggested I write a letter to the company.  Then I thought I’d get some signatures.  Below is the letter […]

Discovering Dada

    Dada, also known as Dadaism, was an short-lived art movement in the early 20th century.  The beginnings of Dada were deeply rooted in the avant-garde movement in Europe.  However, Dada also had heavy influences from the negative reactions and responses to WWI.   Because of this beginning, Dadaists was extremely anti-war and anti-bourgeois and […]

A Bit about Burma

Burma, officially named the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is the second largest country in Southeast Asia.  It is the world’s 40th largest country and the world’s 24th most populous country. It has a population of over 60 million.  Burma has 1,930 kilometers of coastline, roughly 1/3 of their total perimeter. The country has […]

Galveston…Gaido’s…Gulf…need I say more?

If you recall from our last episode, as we left Johnson, tragedy had just struck….Sophie was distraught about losing her NASA souvenirs, and I was heartbroken for her, but we drove….and I silently hoped that Galveston would heal all wounds.  It was about 2:00pm, and  we were hungry, so we decided to go to Gaido’s […]