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Patricia Colleen Murphy
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Poet, Writer, Principal Lecturer at ASU, Founding Editor of Superstition Review
Poet, Writer, Principal Lecturer at ASU, Founding Editor of Superstition Review

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I'm thrilled that my collection Bully Love won the 2019 Press 53 Award for #poetry. Thank you to @press53 and judge Tom Lombardo for having faith in my work! https://www.press53.com/award-for-poetry/
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Galapagos Day 4: Fernandina Island. Click here to find out why this was easily one of the happiest days of my life.

I have an exercise for you. Close your eyes and imagine an experience from your life that brought you so much joy your heart felt like it would explode. Now imagine me, having that very feeling, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Galapagos Day 4: Fernandina Island
Galapagos Day 4: Fernandina Island
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When bad things happen to good people.
Galapagos Day 3: Isabela Island
Galapagos Day 3: Isabela Island
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We woke and had our first of seven delicious breakfasts on the boat. They all included plenty of coffee, fresh juice, eggs to order, and a specialty item. Soon we were back on the pangas, headed to Puerto Villamil, a small port village located on the…
Galapagos Day 2: Isabela Island
Galapagos Day 2: Isabela Island
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Galapagos Day 1: Baltra and Santa Cruz Island

Are you like, “get to the islands already?” Okay I am too! I’m so happy tell you all about our time in the Galapagos Islands.
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For our last day in Quito, Team Ecuador split up so that each couple could pursue their interests. John and I chose art! John organized a great walking tour that allowed us to hit ten local galleries and shops PLUS the Contemporary Art Museum. We had a…
Ecuador Day 7: Quito Arts
Ecuador Day 7: Quito Arts
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Quilotoa Wow! This was one activity I was really looking forward to. All of the videos and photographs of this crater lake are so stunning I could not wait to lay eyes on it myself. And boy did it deliver! The water is a stunning blue. The hike in is…
Ecuador Day 6: Quilotoa
Ecuador Day 6: Quilotoa
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Ecuador Day 5: Cotopaxi

Our next day trip from Quito promised to be a cold, windy, snowy challenge. Today we would climb to the refuge house on the Cotopaxi Volcano, the second highest peak in Ecuador. Victor picked us up in the van and we drove to the parking lot where we would…
Ecuador Day 5: Cotopaxi
Ecuador Day 5: Cotopaxi
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Ecuador Day 4: Mindo

Very Special Reunion: Tuesday was a very special day–it marked the reunion of Team Ecuador! Shawna and Chad flew in from Phoenix, and Meg and Alex flew in from Denver to meet me, John, Joe, and Lori. Victor came to fetch us at the hotel and we were ready…
Ecuador Day 4: Mindo
Ecuador Day 4: Mindo
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Ecuador Day 3: Art, Architecture, and Cuisine

What can I say? Today is a good day for a list post because we packed so much in. I recommend this as a day tour for anyone with a short time in Quito. 1. Parque Itchimbia This park is run by a private environmental company and the house on top is used…
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