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  • Four months ago while talking to my uncle I decided that it was high time for a road trip.  I started saving every penny I earned in my after school pharmacy tech job, in preparation for a month long road trip from Idaho through Arizona and California. On the first of July I left my life long home...

  • With the sky darkening and clouds becoming too full for the sky to hold it’s gathering weight, rolling threats from thunder had us scuttling to find a nice open place to unfold our shelter. A whopping, worthy-looking tree tricked us with assumed assurances: “Yes, you see the split I have in me...

  • "Hey Chicago, what do you say?  The Cubs are going to win today!  Go, Cubs, go!" Now, as I am reading this to myself, I am thinking two words, Youth Works.   Numerous memories came to mind.  Chicago, Illinois, kids, youth, helping hands, and support.  Yes, I know Chicago is not what people would...

  • My days were filled with car horns beeping, cows mooing, chutney music blaring, and alluring scents of food. Standing on the veranda, I look straight and see the East Berbice-Corentyne River and the country of Suriname. I look to my left and see different sized cows roaming the streets; to my right...

  • I am always looking for new ways to expand myself and to gain knowledge about things that interest me as well as things that I have never heard of. I love the thought of throwing myself into a completely different experience that I will be able to share later on. So when the opportunity presented...

  • Our destination still a good three hours away, but our stomachs growling in protest of continuing on our already five-hour odyssey, my mom and I agreed that we needed to stop for food.  Mom deftly maneuvered through the I-75 traffic onto the exit ramp emblazoned with a tattered brown sign that...

  • Service is the performance of any duties or work for another. One human being lending a hand to one in need. Someone once said “You cannot do all the good the world needs, but the world needs all the good you can do.” They mean, that any type of aid one can provide is all that is asked for in...

    Tags: Asia, India
  • You work your way through a mango, then discard the seed. Now you have tiny strings between your teeth, provided you just had the supermarket fake-out experience. Genuine fruit is found in the tropics. Thailand is a beautiful country in Asia with heavenly versions of many common fruits. Wild...

  • There is a type of love I’ve felt before that can be best described as a bit painful. It’s a melancholy kind of love that I feel only when I have passion and devotion for the thing I love. It feels like I can never be worthy enough for this thing that I love but that I should spend my whole life...

    Tags: Europe
  • India is the land of a rich culture. India is also the land that houses the extremities of opulence and poverty. I saw both faces of the country that nurtured the first advanced civilization. I noted the unscrupulous business men bribing officers; I took note of the workingman perspiring,...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage, India

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