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Danielle E. Alvarez
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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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sunday in temecula
I've lived in the state of California for more than two years. Two . Years . How did this happen? Why?! The simple answer, of course, is that I took a serendipitous job opportunity and refused to let it be a mistake. The reality is infinitely more complicat...

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sunday in temecula
I've lived in the state of California for more than two years. Two . Years . How did that happen? Why?! The simple answer, of course, is that I took a serendipitous job opportunity and refused to let it be a mistake. The reality is infinitely more complicat...

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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...

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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...
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