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The Time I Nearly Vandalized My Neighborhood

It was a beautiful day: a cool breeze tickled playfully at the back of my neck, alleviating me of the beads of sweat that had accumulated during the day; children played on the side of the street, filling the air with innocent … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Breakdown

Last week, I was traveling back to site on a rickety old school bus when an all too common occurrence occurred: the bus broke down.  I did not immediately know it was happening, for I had been taking advantage of the 90-minute ride by … Continue reading

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A Series of Haikus

I watch as the kids buy candy from my neighbor. It is 10 AM. Fingers grasp my bra. I turn, ready to curse him. ‘Twas a baby girl. I enjoy coffee. I don’t enjoy my latrine. This causes problems. A … Continue reading

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a loss, a gain

Today someone stole my phone.  It happened somewhere in between getting off the bus, into a taxi, and back out of the taxi.  It was in my pocket, and then it was gone.  I know it was stolen because when … Continue reading

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The Big Ranch

There was a bit of confusion on Friday morning. The Partera told Anna that the bus from La Dalia to Rancho Grande departs at 5:30 am, while others told me various times between 6:00 and 8:00 am.  To be safe, … Continue reading

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Bump.

People bump into people. We interact, we talk, we move around, we stare at each other, and sometimes, in small ways, we leave an impression on someone else.  We may never even know it, but it’s there. -Like the lady … Continue reading

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