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Danielle E. Alvarez
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aloha, hawaii
Recently, AG Sessions declared his amazement that a judge "on an island in the Pacific" could block Trump's immigration order . He was referring to U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, a federal judge hailing from the state  of Hawai`i, who indefinitely exte...

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Recently, AG Sessions declared his amazement that a judge "on an island in the Pacific" could block Trump's immigration order . He was referring to U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, a federal judge hailing from the state  of Hawai`i, who indefinitely exte...

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a lady of leisure in amsterdam
There's a particular relief in (and pride to) the ease I feel in cities like Amsterdam. " How cosmopolitan I am !" I might joke. Yet the pride is sincere. I spent so much of my early twenties searching for a sense of belonging to a place  after having lost ...

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wilde zwijnen
I didn't expect to return to Amsterdam after my 2009 pre-orientation . I'd enjoyed the visit, the city was charming, and I'd been introduced to Indonesian cuisine as well as populism—we studied the present-day tensions following Theo Van Gogh's murder by Mo...

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friday in seattle
I used to pride myself on being able to blend in well. I'm pretty intuitive and can navigate new with an innate sense of cautious yet curious direction. I've been mistaken as French or Dutch, Italian or Turkish in those corresponding countries. What I hav...

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the unresolved parisienne
"If you can’t own the life you have right now, ask yourself what needs to change to make you feel like more of a conquistador." These are words by Heather Havilersky  ( Ask Polly ) that hit home after reading a recent horoscope, a hobby I've continued to en...

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winter in vermont
Years ago, my sister posted this Buzzfeed article to my Facebook wall. She read it out loud to my mom this past Christmas Eve; at which time I confirmed that their explanation of 28 may actually be true: Whew—28 is the best year of your twenties. Not becaus...

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metamorphosis
"But that's just the thing," I told him, "you don't exist in a vacuum." And from the bottom of my heart I hope the sentiment resonated. Whether you opt for a spiritual or secular perspective, we're basically balls of energy colliding in the universe. I'm su...

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sunday in california
"At first sight, the visitor is surprised not only by the purity of the sky and the ugliness of the dispersed and ostentatious buildings, but also by the city's vaguely Mexican atmosphere, which cannot be captured in words or concepts." That's Los Angeles f...

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beautiful british columbia
I'd heard Vancouver is beautiful. I was also told it's expensive, with one of the best qualities of life; that many residents are incredibly active ; that it's home to an outstanding number of cultures, ethnicities, and languages, as well as a visible socio...
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