Category: Exploring

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Rear-Ended

My roommate asked me to drive her to the airport at 5:00 PM. I hesitated and asked her how much a cab would cost, then regretted having asked. I knew I would drive her, even though I really didn’t want to. I had only recently arrived back in […]

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When I Was In…

You know how it is. You come back from your vacation (or from working or studying abroad) and you want to tell everyone all about it. You are so full of thoughts, memories, and experiences that you think you might explode if you don’t talk about it. And […]

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Mind the Road

It is tiring, challenging, boring, isolating, and sometimes terrifying to drive from central Alberta to central California. Mostly, though, it’s satisfyingly meditative. I imagine that this is what some people pay for when they go on spiritual retreats. It’s an opportunity to be alone with your thoughts, without […]

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Decision Dilemma Quicksand

It’s only half an idea right now, but I’m thinking about teaching English overseas. This idea began germinating last year when I saw an ad in a professional magazine. They were looking for retired teachers to teach students in China in order to prepare them for university in […]

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