NEA grants once again stir controversy

This week, Michelle Malkin created a list of projects and organizations she felt should not have been supported by stimulus funds through the National Endowment for the Arts. Malkin calls these projects "smut," but includes under this category a huge range of art projects and programs she neither describes well nor has experienced herself. Her list is typical of those who are dismissive of the arts in this country, of people who don't understand or value a broad spectrum of human experience and expression. ...more

I guess I'll be worried when NEA grants STOP creating controversy. And they are vitally ...more

Berkeley County Library offers free passes to The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center

Get your free pass to the North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center at your local Berkely County Library. My husband visited our Moncks Corner library and checked out the pass which allows for two free visitors to the museum. The pass looks like a credit card and allowed him and our son to visit the museum where they had a great time looking at all the antique fire trucks.Pass is good for one week and must be returned like any other library item.For more information visit their website. ...more

At our library there's a super-long wait list for them. I think it's a fantastic idea though. ...more

Drayton Hall offers free admission for Military, Firefighters, Police, EMS

Just a reminder that Drayton Hall is offering Free Admission to Drayton Hall for Military, Firefighters, Police, EMS July 1st through September 15th.For more information visit their website. ...more

Take a ONE day mini summer vacation in Chicago’s Millennium Park

Summer is here in the beautiful city of Chicago and there is no better way to kick it off then with a fun filled day in Millennium Park. We at Great Girl Trips just spent a day in Chicago and here is how to enjoy your very own one day vacation in the Windy City. 7:30 am Rise and Shine ladies… time to hit Fox & Obel for some delicious coffee and a healthy start parfait… or if you really want to image you are on a mini vacation order the Truffled Eggs Benedict. Nothing says vacation like hollandaise sauce… yum! ...more

I am headed to chicago next week and will try the fruit tart....sounds wonderful to me since I ...more

The Original Ghetto

As I mentioned in my Saturday in Venice post, I wanted to write a separate story on this area, as it fascinated me, and I had not previously visited there. ...more

Taking Risks in Museums and Nonprofits

Think back to a time when you took a risk that succeeded. Now reflect on a time when you tried something and it bombed. What did you or others do differently in the first instance and the second? How did you recover from your failure in the second instance, and what would you do differently if you had another chance? ...more

Self Control

Bubble-headed Friday at work my friend told me her trophy. The night before she had scored an Albert Einstein Bobble-head! I had no idea until that moment that I needed one so badly! It's just exactly what I need! I mean who doesn't need an Albert Einstein bobble-head! I mean, its a must have. So, of course, as soon as I could, I went immediately to the closest McDs and went to the counter and asked the register clerk if her store had the bobble-head. And she said I don't know what that is ...more

When Dead Things Go Hollywood: Ida's Big Debut

With great fanfare, Great Aunt Ida has finally come to visit and we're still not sure which side of the family she's from. Yesterday, in a media event at New York's American Museum of Natural History, researchers announced the discovery of Darwinius masillae, a 47-million-year-old fossil - a nearly complete skeleton - that may provide numerous clues about mankind's earliest ancestors. Already, the phrase "missing link" is flying around, making me wonder: Just how many links are we missing here? ...more

Scholarships for preschool??

So I want to enroll my son into early preschool next year and he will be two.  I was wondering if anyone knew of preschools in north miami florida or surrounding areas that offer scholarships.  I have just started researching so I was wondering if anyone has any tips on scholarships and or any pointers. ...more

Children and the Global World

How to foster cultural awareness at a young age  ...more
I love your "Maptime" idea! I'm a stay-at-home-mom, and greatly value multi-cultural influence ...more