Tag Archive: 2012

Deja vu? Or something like that, only way different.

December 31, 2012. A year ago, I was saying goodbye to some of my oldest friends in Washington, DC just a few days before I would leave for a year in Colombia. I… Continue reading

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Colombia: The Risk is Choosing the Slowest Line at the Grocery Store and other stories

Fifteen hypothetical chapters (blog posts?) that would star in a work of non-fiction about my (ahem, first) year in Colombia. What Were My High School Teachers Doing On Weekends? I’m 94% Sure This… Continue reading

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An Open Letter to My Students

My school year is rapidly coming to a close – simultaneously speeding and dragging towards November 16th. I’m trying to conclude chapters and concepts while the kids have thrown all discipline out the… Continue reading

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September.

To those of us with internal calendars based on the four seasons and their transitions, seeing valentines in September is odd. Thankfully, there’s logic behind it. As usual, Colombia takes celebrations one step… Continue reading

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Chapter 2: The Wolfpack Explores a Cloud Forest

Mindo is a tiny town a few hours northwest of the capital. The geography is extraordinarily different from that a few hours northeast where the highway wraps around Ibarra’s dry, grassy mountains. Mindo… Continue reading

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Chapter 1: The Wolfpack Goes Shopping

We arrived in Quito on Saturday night, and even though a cute, geographically-challenged little boy stole my window seat on the flight, I was ecstatic the second I saw Quito’s lights. Landing there… Continue reading

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Going Back.

My upcoming vacation is going to mark a full sort of circle for me: the returns. I’ve had the utmost luck and fortune the past five years in that I’ve lived abroad in… Continue reading

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Villa de Leyva

A few weeks ago I went to Villa de Leyva and some surrounding towns with my host family and two friends, then headed back for a long weekend of hiking, ice cream, bakery-hopping,… Continue reading

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a Journey in and of Itself

it’s scary, going places. not because we leave behind everything we know and have known, but because we run a huge risk: that of knowing, loving and absorbing a new place. it’s not… Continue reading

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Summit of the Americas: Hugs and Drugs

The media’s favorite SOA topic is the great drug debate. While the drug trade and its ensuing violence is undoubtedly a huge issue in the region, it makes great fodder for the press… Continue reading

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