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Peculiar Friends: The Tale of A Goat And His Boy

The heat of the Saharan sun beat down on our minivan full of sweaty, tired tourists.  The convection oven with wheels intensified my hunger and my deep craving for salty, deep-fried Americanism:...

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Assisi: St. Francis’ Fertile Fields

The golden glow of the pastoral Tuscan countryside had lulled us into a stupor from which our tour guide had so rudely awakened us. He announced that we were taking a stop outside Assisi for lunch, claiming...

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A Step Into History

Winding...

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Nature’s Performance

   The sun was beckoning for me to join him on his daily journey of rising and setting. Usually he goes on his task of bringing forth the day and making way for the night without igniting...

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Above the Clouds

I yawned for what felt like the twentieth time to clear my ears. The sign out my window said 5,000 feet. The road...

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Stormy Faces of My Past

My grandparents live in dusty, old photo albums. Like dreams I’ve never had, I see pictures of my grandmother holding my infant form and my grandfather sitting...

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A Thousand and One Nights in Persia

              You are not supposed to break into a Mosque from a second story window – especially not in Iran. I scamper across the...

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Traveling to Make History

As the school bell rang on the last day, I could not control my extreme feeling of excitement. I opened the classroom’s door and ran insanely fast to the bus. I did not mind the burning sun. I just...

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I Czeched Out: Flying Out of My World and Into Another

Two words. Air. Sickness.  I had attempted to prepare myself for the 14 hour “adventure”, but there...

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Parallel Lives

We walk, wearing our shoes branded with names that do not belong in this field of debris and misplaced belongings. “This was our home,” my mother...

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