LAFF June Issue

The Shifting Touchstone of Our Lives

THE SHIFTING TOUCHSTONES OF OUR LIVES  Hi, June friends. How’s it going? Is it over yet? As I write this, I have no idea what the next few weeks will have in store for us leading up to this newsletter’s publication date. There’s so much to talk about, isn’t there? You might even be tired of talking about all the changes we’ve experienced in our lives so far. There are just too many to list in one conversation, so we talk about it with everyone: “When do we reschedule weddings and ... CONTINUE READING

Turn Your Vacation Into A Staycation

TURN YOUR VACATION INTO A STAYCATION Vacations provide opportunities for families to spend time together in a relaxed environment, get away from the routines of everyday life, and create meaningful memories. If you’ve recently had to cancel a trip but still want to create the experience of a vacation for your family, then a staycation is ... CONTINUE READING

Living Museums

LIVING MUSEUMS In 1842, the Wilkes Expedition returned from its trek across the Pacific Ocean on behalf of the United States government, having visited parts of Portugal, Brazil, Antarctica, and Fiji. Among the specimens the explorers brought back from their travels were collections of plants gathered from around the world — just what the young nation needed to start its very first ... CONTINUE READING


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