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Culinary Connections

Food is an incredible gift. A source of energy, nourishment, and life, food has the ability to connect people across place, time, culture, religion, ethnicity, language, etc. Being a foodie, I look forward to immersing myself in the cuisine of … Continue reading

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Love Thy Neighbor

Sometimes there isn’t anything more you think you can write or say. Helplessness envelops your being, swallowing any hope you may have had of providing a solution to a problem, offering words of condolence, or giving a different take on … Continue reading

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The More You See, The Less You Know

We’ve been in South Africa for four weeks and are literally at the halfway point in the trip, so it should be easy by now to find something to write about. I could choose to focus on living with 11 … Continue reading

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The Domination of Man

Faster, Higher, Stronger has been the motto of the Olympic Games since their inception in 1896 in the modern era. Millions of aspiring athletes, myself included, entertain the possibility of representing their nation at a celebration of physical achievement. Yet, … Continue reading

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The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself

Driving down the winding road into the city of Cape Town, Table Mountain looming over and multiplying in size, Howard Shore’s Gondor theme from The Lord of the Rings played through my mind. I had finally arrived in the city … Continue reading

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Lessons From the Past

Looking at Google Maps a couple weeks ago out of curiosity, I found the distance between my home of Minnesota and the place I would spend eight weeks of the summer to be about 9,000 miles—that’s about eight times further … Continue reading

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