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A Car Named Susan

The first time I found myself stranded on the side of the road was when Betsy, my first vehicle who happened to be a mini van,…

The Hills of Mecca

The road in front of our vehicle had grown coarse as the pavement turned into dirt and gravel. The car shook from the thousands of small…

New Year’s Resolutions: 2015

White lights were draped over the railings of our fourth-story balcony. We sat gathered together with music in the darkness that was partially illuminated by candlelight.…

Stormageddon and Rainy Days

“They’re calling it ‘Stormageddon,’” she said while scrolling through her Twitter feed. “Oh dear, now people are thinking the drought is over.” I laughed as she…

“Z” is for Zones

I try to keep up with friends in between working and classes. However, I’ve noticed, as we have grown older, that we have been moving farther…

“Y” is for Yams

The students sat down in their usual half circle in the classroom, leaving room for their professor to sit at the table in the front. There…

“X” is for X-Ray

Her blonde hair was tied back in a messy ponytail, and when she opened her mouth behind her mask, she spoke with a heavy Boston accent.…

“V” is for Versailles

The day before we left France was another cool and slightly gloomy day. It had poured and sprinkled off and on every day in Paris except…

“U” is for Umbrella

The last day of our adventures in Spain was flooded with a heavy downpour of rain. The small group of travelers that I was with at…

“T” is for Train

I’ve noticed, after traveling Europe for a little bit, that there are often more railways than motorways. Compared to the U.S., the rail networks in Western…

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