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Danielle E. Alvarez
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gritty truths
I'm half-way through All the Light We Cannot See— a dazzling piece of historical fiction by Anthony Doerr; set in WWII-Europe with two protagonists, a blind French girl and an orphaned German boy. I haven't gotten to the part at which their stories converge...
I'm half-way through All the Light We Cannot See—a dazzling piece of historical fiction by Anthony Doerr; set in WWII-Europe with two protagonists, a blind French girl and an orphaned German boy. I haven't gotten to the part ...
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death valley at 28
All I want to do is wake up in the desert on my birthday, I thought. And it was the oddest thing to think, because I don't even like the desert that much. If I were to rate landscapes based on how beautiful I found them to be, the desert would most certainl...
All I want to do is wake up in the desert on my birthday, I thought. And it was the oddest thing to think, because I don't even like the desert that much. If I were to rate landscapes based on how beautiful I found them to be...
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all-american silver lining
Occasionally, I have a terrifying thought: I'm going to live in the U.S. for the rest of my freaking life. Terrifying, yes; silly, also yes. For as critical as I am about this country (and its politics), places like Columbus remind me why I admire its becom...
Occasionally, I have a terrifying thought: I'm going to live in the U.S. for the rest of my freaking life. Terrifying, yes; silly, also yes. For as critical as I am about this country (and its politics), places like Columbus ...
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sunny los angeles
But nothing beats the weather, eh? I am beyond tired of hearing that. L.A., nice weather, most of the time, sure. But I'd honestly prefer more rain (and not just because of the drought); and, my gosh, I dream of a legitimate wintery chill. Basically, I miss...
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cafuné
A couple weekends ago, I found myself dancing to Britney Spears in a Silver Lake dive bar with a friend and her neighbor. In my carefree state, I commented on the insecurities of the noticeably younger crowd; not to be critical but because I felt old, in a ...
A couple weekends ago, I found myself dancing to Britney Spears in a Silver Lake dive bar with a friend and her neighbor. In my carefree state, I commented on the insecurities of the noticeably younger crowd; not to be critic...
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unseasonal
But it feels as though I want too much, I told her. I'm resolving to live like a balloon that's tied to the ground on a really long string. She commended me for the metaphor and visual. A couple of days ago, I woke up to my brother's voice in my parent's ho...
But it feels as though I want too much, I told her. I'm resolving to live like a balloon that's tied to the ground on a really long string. She commended me for the metaphor and visual. A couple of days ago, I woke up to my...
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a love letter to boston
Is it possible to have grown up in a city without ever having lived there? I dreamt of Boston as a kid; I'd to own a narrow brick home, Federalist style, filled with books and hope and a butler. And just when the loss of childhood logic revealed that "not a...
Is it possible to have grown up in a city without ever having lived there? I dreamt of Boston as a kid; I'd to own a narrow brick home, Federalist style, filled with books and hope and a butler. And just when the loss of ch...
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all-america, currently
Occasionally, I have a terrifying thought: I'm going to live in the U.S. for the rest of my freaking life. Terrifying, yes; silly, also yes. For as critical as I can be about this country (and its politics), places like Columbus remind me why I admire its b...
Occasionally, I have a terrifying thought: I'm going to live in the U.S. for the rest of my freaking life. Terrifying, yes; silly, also yes. For as critical as I can be about this country (and its politics), places like Colum...
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a weekend in sf
Upon discovering Anna and Leslie would be hiking Yosemite and then San Francisco in May, I decided to hijack their trip. Last Thursday, I drove straight from the office to the airport and joined my two friends at a 1760 table . A painless 50-minute flight t...
Upon discovering Anna and Leslie would be hiking Yosemite and then San Francisco in May, I decided to hijack their trip. Last Thursday, I drove straight from the office to the airport and joined my two friends at a 1760 tab...
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what it adds up to
At 27, I've been to twenty-seven countries, though I'd never say so out loud. Such statements are ridiculous. Because, here's the thing: the world is most definitely not my oyster—and furthermore, neither my "worldly" experiences nor anyone else's can be qu...
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small yet significant victories
Little by little, I'm coming to terms with the fact that I may be  becoming  most of all here in Los Angeles—this strange yet charming place I never imagined I'd find myself living. Am I allowed to say I'm happy here? (Don't tell anyone, begs the New Yorker...
Little by little, I'm coming to terms with the fact that I may be becoming most of all here in Los Angeles—this strange yet charming place I never imagined I'd find myself living. Am I allowed to say I'm happy here? (Don't te...
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a new year
We're twelve days into 2016... and I could not be more enthusiastic about the fresh start and clean slate. Sure, I've often been wary of the pressures of NYE and those gosh darn resolutions , but as the clock struck twelve on January 1st, pure joy and relie...
We're twelve days into 2016... and I could not be more enthusiastic about the fresh start and clean slate. Sure, I've often been wary of the pressures of NYE and those gosh darn resolutions, but as the clock struck twelve on ...
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I just ran into your blog because I am building a site for http://BestOfColombia.co Nothing there yet-but in 2 days will be finished.

Your blog ended in 2012. You mean you haven't back to Colombia since then?  You have 4.5 million views here. That's awesome. I don't know who you are-like I said just stumbled onto your Blog) Anyway, cheers!
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A twenty-something optimist with a passion for global communications, shared meals, creative expression, and frequent travel.
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Paris, France - New York, NY - Valhalla, NY - Santiago, Chile - Cuenca, Ecuador - Strasbourg, France
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