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Patience, Friend

Stay patient and trust your journey. Coming back home to Manang after bpit term leaves me with a bittersweet taste in my mouth. Maybe it’s just the green tea I am currently sipping on as it leaves my tongue, but something about the lingering aftertaste… Read More

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Living in Dread

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. It is in the sublime beauty of nature that I seem to find a lot of answers. Like the purpose of pain, difficulty, and fear. To… Read More

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New Beginnings

I have a tendency to get stuck up on the old, antiquated ways of doing things. My actions have become anachronisms to my present self. It is as though I cannot push away from what it was that I was. And so I carry on in… Read More

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Every Knee Shall Bow

There was a time at Church during which my parents would ask me to kneel, regardless of what everyone else was doing around me. If you are Catholic, you can probably guess right about when. For those of you that aren’t, I’ll give you a… Read More

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To live is to be slowly born. So this is me trying hard to get back into the habit of writing again. Like really hard. I’ve been sitting, typing and deleting, typing and deleting, typing and deleting, over, and over, and over, and over again.… Read More

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“BANG, BANG!” It comes almost right on cue. “SHAKE, SHAKE … RATTLE, RATTLE, RATTLE!” My door is visibly shaking. I can see a pair of eyes peeking in from a cracked window. Little hands are busy at work trying to get my attention from the… Read More

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Man vs. Wild

One crazy thing about living where we do is that the fight against nature is constant. In fact, I don’t think you’ve had the full Peace Corps experience if you don’t battle a wild creature of some sorts at least once a day. Literally just… Read More