International Travel Best Practices [Travel Journal Day 1]

They’ll say I didn’t look back. Or, at least I think that’s what they’ll say. Where my father’s heart is soft and sentimental, my mother’s memory is random and precise. And so while they may feel and interpret different things, their statements will be the same. They’ll both be watching walk away, setting off for […]

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Sanctuary

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.” — Maya Angelou It feels like releasing your breasts to the breeze on a sweltering summer day. No matter where you’ve been it welcomes you, enveloping your being in all that you need. It is your your place of […]

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The Future Is Bright: a letter to whomever still reads this blog

I laughed when she said it: “the future is bright.” For once it wasn’t one of those terse bitter laughs. I had actually found amusement in this cute little phrase. Bright is my mother’s maiden name, and a great majority of the women who marry into our family use that line as their marital slogan. […]

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