Rainmaking

Rainmaking is an old ritual during which a person or group of people attempt to induce rain in periods of dryness and drought. For the Rio Grande Pueblo and Bantu to name but two groups, these rituals were part of their cultural practices. It was customary for the Bantu people of Iron Age Africa to…
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Love Hurts!

February, the month that marks the Lunar New Year and includes noteworthy traditions like Groundhog Day and the Super Bowl, is perhaps best known for its association with love and affection. In previous blogs, we’ve covered the origin of Valentine’s Day and the history of St. Valentine, but today we are going to peer through…
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Tech Tip: Beyond Bookmarking, Here is How to Save a Webpage for Later

Webpages change all the time. One day, you may find a great resource, and the next day that resource is gone or has changed beyond recognition. Maybe the article was moved to another section of the website, maybe you cannot remember the exact search that got you there, maybe it was chopped up and repurposed…
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Sign & Symbol: The Tree

From Japan’s Sakaki trees…to the European Christmas tree: there are countless historical and contemporary examples of humans investing trees with symbolic meaning. (Hellerman 468) The tree has proven to be a rich source of symbolic meaning across human cultures. With branches that reach skyward and roots that extend below, there is a symmetry and a…
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Tech Tip: File Path

For this installment of the Tech Tip series, we are going to go over how to use a computer file's "file path" to find out exactly where a document is saved or where a program/application is installed on a computer. This can be particularly useful when it comes time to send or save the right…
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