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The Diving Bell and The Butterfly

Sometimes I wish we could recall what it feels like to be born, to be immersed in a world that is strange and new and constantly unfamiliar. What is it like for a child to go to sleep, open her … Continue reading

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First Day in Class

Since I arrived in Costa Rica three days ago, my mind has been reeling with words in Spanish: todos, tambien, mucho gusto, voy, me gusta, duchas, ahora, arroz con pollo, como esta usted. The new words and phrases pepper my … Continue reading

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Arriving at Samara

Rarely are things the way we imagine them to be. Sometimes the mental images and ideas we have formed in our mind about a person, a place or an anticipated event can never match the truth of reality. Other times, … Continue reading

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