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Daughter of migrant Tennessee coal miner. Living in American River camp near Sacramento, California. November 1936. Photo by Dorothea Lange. 

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It's here! My favorite travel-porn feature of the year. I plan to visit #4 (Yosemite) and #23 (New Orleans) this year but would love to add at least one more. Where are you going in 2015?
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/01/11/travel/52-places-to-go-in-2015.html?smid=tw-nytimestravel&_r=0
Untrammeled oases beckon, once-avoided destinations become must-sees and familiar cities offer new reasons to visit.
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“I wasn’t expecting this war to go on so long or to carry so many bodies,” Mr. Hakim said, plucking at a set of green prayer beads. “I thought it would only be these first few. Since he started seven years ago, Mr. Hakim has carried 713 bodies, including 313 in the past year.

Read more of this heartbreaking story from #Afghanistanhttp://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/06/world/asia/an-afghan-cares-for-the-living-by-carrying-the-dead.html?_r=0
Malik Abdul Hakim, who has lost two sons, is revered for collecting and returning the bodies of both Taliban and government casualties.
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Destiny took Ernesto Bazan to #Cuba. Politics forced him out. The landscape in panoramas. http://nyti.ms/1zwm0DS via +The New York Times 
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 “At the end of the day, it’s still always going to be you and a blank sheet of paper, or you and a blank screen. My process as a creator is always the same. You write the thing you want to read. And you go on from there.” #writing
"Those 2 million followers are not going to do anything to get my stories written for me."
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Writers on my G+, you'll love this article on how to respond to criticism. My favorite is "Set fire to something that was once beautiful." Yes, yes, yes.
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"If more visitors do come to Iran, they will encounter this reality: Some of the friendly people they'll meet on arrival desperately want to leave."

Finally someone ended an article about #Iran tourism with the truth.
Iran often seems conflicted about its future. Last week, a big rally included the usual anti-American rhetoric, while the following day marked the opening of an international tourism exhibit.
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Loved this list of "strange" questions that help you find your life purpose: http://markmanson.net/life-purpose

Awesomely weird & great at the same time.
No clue what you want to do with your life? Here are some crazy and thought-provoking questions to help you out.
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Sam Heydt's photos from her morning walks in cities of Rajasthan, India, are captivating: http://nowheremag.com/2014/12/somewhere-in-rajastan/
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These aerial photographs of #Italy’s doomed beaches are amazing.
https://medium.com/in-images/beaches-before-they-disappear-775df48d9010
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Cerros, Sandoval, New Mexico (1943)
Photographed by John Collier

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I knew North Dakota was growing rapidly because of the oil boom, but this article really shows how much and how rapidly change has come. I'm a small-town gal myself and can't even imagine what this kind of growth would look like in my hometown.
When thousands of oil-field workers descended on Watford City, North Dakota, they completely redefined its character and economy.
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languages, blogging, social media, communications, marketing, public relations, 3D printing
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  • SprintRay
    Marketing & Communications Coordinator, 2015 - present
  • Élan Karpinski Consulting
    Web and Social Media Consultant, 2007 - present
  • MCC Refugee Services
    Refugee Immigration Program Assistant, 2012 - 2014
  • Diaspora African Women's Network
    Director of Membership, 2012 - 2013
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Elan Karpinski
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Immigration advocate, refugee supporter and writer who wants to do good every day.
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Some topical circles you might place me in:
writing/writers - nonprofits - refugees - social media - web design - Iran - bloggers - international - Minnesota - small business

I post mostly public.  For more, you can join me on Twitter here.  

"Don't tell me what I can't do." - John Locke
Education
  • Hamline University
    Sociology & East Asian Studies, 2007 - 2011
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