Your Smile, Your Face, Your words

This morning I received an email from Marc and Angel Hack Life, http://www.marcandangel.com, a wonderful blog to which I subscribe and I hope you will as well. That message said this is for YOU, straight to you. Others will be confused. They will think it is for them, but this is for you. It was […]

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On Courtesy and Release: Road Rage on a Small Gravel Road

The road I travel daily is gravel, much like the roads of my childhood. I remember those long, dusty odysseys to various relatives’ houses on hot summer weekends with my parents: the crunch of the gravel, the clouds of dust that roiled up around our tires, my mother’s yellow headscarf  flapping in the wind. The […]

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It Could Be Worse: Afterthoughts on Zip Lining

Zip lining is not inherently dangerous. It is generally beautiful, simultaneously exciting and peaceful, and sometimes exhilarating. I know. I have enjoyed that experience more than once. The end of my first zip line adventure in Costa Rica was to rappel from a high cliff down an exquisite waterfall that took my breath, literally. And shocked me […]

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Homecoming

Home is a relative term.  In French there is no equivalent for the English word home.  The French term chez may refer to a business, a building, a restaurant, or just a house, as well as that place we think of as home.   I first went to live in France as a student–young, frightened and uncertain–having […]

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