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Path of Wind and Simple Days

Our feet, coated in grime and mountain mud, tread a path over the unsteady ground.  The trail we hiked was one of indeterminable quality: it was, in essence, the very perfection of hiking. Only...

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No Translation Needed

I thought I was ready for anything.  It was my second year traveling to Nicaragua to do service work.   Lulled into a false confidence, I talked excitedly with the rookies during the...

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Finding My Sister

This was a trip three years in the making. From the moment we stepped off the plane, the thick, balmy air hit me like a wall of tropical bricks, inducing the hazy, dreamlike feeling that dominated the...

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Splash Mountain’s Fatal Attraction

The orange light that is typical of sunsets highlighted the horrors of the streets. It gleamed across a shopping cart that carried all the belongings of a man whose beard reflected his lifestyle. It...

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Beethoven in Bonn

The rain steadily fell in misty sheets, so that the landscape was partly obscured by a dewy veil. Our train chugged through damp German villages, swaying gently from side to side. The grey horizon showed...

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Dirt-Caked Memories: A Story Revisited and Retold

Standing inside my mother’s former home for the first time, I notice the uncovered skylight. The floor beneath it is moist with rain that has fallen through. Scratched pots and pans lay cluttered...

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Equal in the Eyes of the Rain

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Survival, Much Like Smiling, Is Universal

My time in Cambodia had brought me many challenges. I had a running fever with no access to trustworthy medical care, I was fumbling with cultural differences and customs, and we worked long days teaching...

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Finding Peace in Hiroshima

We stared with hands clasped over our open mouths and eyes glued to the figures before us.  They were bathed in the red of their own blood, burned skin, and the flames that surrounded them.  Their clothes...

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How to See

Before, I had never left my home. I’ve flown across the seas in my dreams, traversed the highest mountains between classes, but one day, I promised myself that I would travel. Across the nation......

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