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I lost a good friend yesterday to brain cancer. Of course, it’s selfish to look at it that way, especially with Noah, someone who knew everyone. So many people are grieving. But grief is such a personal experience, something every single person feels differently. My sister is reading Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl, […]

An ode to potato chips

Talking on the phone last week to some of my Spanish friends, I was reminded of how much I miss them and some other things from the last year. One of the first things that came to mind was potato chips. I’m not usually much of a potato chip eater. They are a mainstay of […]

Whatever happened to Thanksgiving?

Don’t get me wrong. I like Christmas as much as the next person, but I am starting to resent it. For years, the Christmas decorations have been hiding out year round in the dark corners of WalMart, and maybe I am more likely to notice as I missed my last American holiday season, but Target, […]

Stuff White People Like: Unpaid Internships

I had to giggle (and violently shake my fist) when a friend pointed out post #105 on the site Stuff White People Like: Unpaid Internships. Over the course of my job search, I have been flabbergasted by the extent to which unpaid internships are offered as the main, and sometimes only, way to get started […]

Yes, We Can / Si, Se Puede

Although I know every American and her mother has probably seen this video by now, it occured to me that most of my Spanish friends have not seen it. Plus, it gives me goosebumps every time. Get out there and vote.

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