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Danielle E. Alvarez
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kalimera
Of the few Greek words I adopted over the five day-stay,  kalimera  was likely the first. Locals exchanged good mornings at all opportunities; on the island of Sifnos especially. And being tourists didn't exempt us. We were welcomed into the singsong-y cust...
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kalimera
Of the few Greek words I adopted over the five day-stay,  kalimera  was likely the first. Locals exchanged good mornings at all opportunities; on the island of Sifnos especially. And being tourists didn't exempt us. We were welcomed into the singsong-y cust...
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close to home
I grew up around kids. My mom watched many at a time: 6 months to 10 years old. My brother, sister, and I learned how to change the occasional diaper, make a bottle. We helped, though not always happily. We often didn't have access to our bedrooms until so-...
close to home
close to home
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baja at 29
Nearly one year ago,  on my golden birthday , I woke up to the Pacific Ocean. It was a magnificent sight, but I was also taken aback by how familiar that body of water has become. My 19-year-old self would've been astounded to know I'd been in Los Angeles f...
baja at 29
baja at 29
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the significance of that south texas weekend
Six months ago, I took my last 501 work trip to Corpus Christi (and later, Austin). I spent the first humid morning exploring by foot. I realized I recognized the small Texan city from having passed through more than ten years prior, on a spring break trip ...
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brussels with my brother
For the first time since 2011 , I'll be home for Thanksgiving. Dare I say I'm nervous? I'd considered a staycation in L.A., serving turkey to the homeless... but then my grandmother was diagnosed. And so I decided to be in New York, with her (though uncomfo...
brussels with my brother
brussels with my brother
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about charlottesville
I remember how it felt, at the age of nine, to learn that racism still existed—to "realize" that to be  Mexican  meant something,  and it wasn't something good , not here. Shame descended over me. And it stuck, for years. Later, it also inspired many  an ad...
about charlottesville
about charlottesville
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one long weekend in kauai
Recently, in a one-on-one meeting with a new team member (p.s. I've been promoted to management! woot!), I was asked why I'd virtually stopped blogging. I don't really know, I replied; alluding to the hardships of the past three years and how I must've simp...
one long weekend in kauai
one long weekend in kauai
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mr. mcalpin
What's the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish funeral? One less drunk. - the last joke my grandfather told my mom It's hard to say that I was close to my grandpa. When I was little I spent a lot of time at his and my grandmother's house, the...
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What's the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish funeral? One less drunk. - the last joke my grandfather told my mom It's hard to say that I was close to my grandpa. When I was little I spent a lot of time at his and my grandmother's house, the...
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