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Musings on My Father While in Moscow

My Dad always loved Russian literature. Every once in a while he’d plop down one of his books on my bed for me to read, but I never would pick it up. The books’ slow,...

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Lies of Pond Painters

When I heaved myself onto the dock, I was tinted yellow. I was also slightly oily, with subtle odors of mud and sulfur. I grinned at my reflection and breathed deeply, inebriated by the scent of crisp...

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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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On Wings Like Eagles

I must admit, when my mother first pitched the idea of zip lining through the trees in the beautiful forests of Alaska, I was nervous, my mind instantly filled with questions and concerns. What if I...

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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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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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The Flip on the Fourth

On mile 17.1 of the Colorado River is House Rock rapid, a class 4. This rapid has two holes, a small one left of center at the top, and a much larger one directly center at the bottom after a bend....

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Tumbleweeds and Little Seeds

When you think of any national park, you probably think about a place with bright green foliage and craggy waterfalls scattered over a few acres of land. In Joshua Tree National...

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Embrace Your Culture to Fit Into This Maniacal Society

The minuscule island located just the beneath India is like a speck of dust to the human eye. This island is so small, no one...

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Life in Udaipur: I Belonged in it

My fingers burned and my palms were glued to the rusty metal handle as I held tight, afraid of being tossed from the doorless auto rickshaw during the bumpy ride. My purple shirt had turned black as...

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