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There are places and people in life with the ability to excite and inspire a fire in our soul, and it’s those destinations and creators that make anything feel possible. This issue of American Lifestyle magazine touches on just a few of those bursts of inspiration, with a ride on the Ghost Train of Ely, Nevada—a twentieth century steam engine that is kept alive by a passion for the past. Glass artist Amber Cowan also holds the past near and dear to her heart, using historic pieces of found glass, antiques, and heirlooms in her intricate works. Our past can also shape the course of our future, a sentiment appreciated in the dancing of Step Afrika!—a Washington DC-based step group—which turns traditional stepping into multi-dimensional performances.