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The Time Traveling Book Detective

In a small strip mall off of Indian School Road, in central Phoenix, there is a bookstore. A man in glasses guards the register, which is actually a vintage wooden desk. Beyond his post, there lies nothing but shelves and … Read the rest

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Personal Growth

Niche, Niche, Wherefore Art Thou Niche

So you want to start a successful blog, huh? Good luck, kid.

The Internet

That’s basically the impression I get from the internet when I ask the question how do I make blogging a serious thing? Not only is it … Read the rest

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Adventure Personal Growth

A Traveler Goes to Travel Rehab

I’m in probably 5 Facebook groups for women who love to travel. One is literally titled Girls LOVE Travel. Every day I get some kind of notification about a post where someone is looking for recommendations for their upcoming … Read the rest

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Personal Growth

Learning to Listen

If talking were an Olympic sport, I’d be a gold medalist. I get it from my dad for sure, who can really let it rip if you get him going, and I know I’m the same. Sometimes I’ve been told … Read the rest

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Adventure Personal Growth

All Over the Show

The night before I left New Zealand, I had a full on panic attack. I said good night to my flatmates, brushed my teeth, and went to bed, only to all of a sudden find it difficult to breathe. I … Read the rest

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Adventure Personal Growth

She Can Go Her Own Way

I’m off back to the states in about 4 days, just after the weekend, so this may be my last post from The Land of the Long White Cloud. It’s a long trip back, about 27 hours in total. For … Read the rest

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Adventure Personal Growth

Ode to Wairarapa

Try saying Wairarapa five times fast.

Surveyor of the great glistening coast

Okay it actually sounds just like it’s spelled, but New Zealand is full of places with these Māori names that seem like a mouthful. Here I am, in … Read the rest

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Adventure Grieving Personal Growth

The Reckoning

In my room there is a huge skylight that is right above my bed. When I first moved in, it was covered by a piece of black plastic, but the room felt so dingy and sad without the sun that … Read the rest

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Adventure Grieving Personal Growth

Missing Persons

I am sitting on the plane, one flight of many, and I’m not excited. I’m frankly not feeling any kind of anything. I’m not scared, but I’m not thrilled either; I’m all business.

I made the trip from Phoenix, Arizona … Read the rest

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Inspiration Personal Growth

The Gospel of Dolly Parton

On a regular Saturday back in 2014, I was hanging out with some friends, doing some Sacred Harp singing (just casual). One of my friends, Jonathan, played guitar, and so I asked if he wouldn’t mind showing me some basic … Read the rest