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Cuba’s Rich Backdrop: A Photo Essay

I adored my photography class junior and senior years of high school. What made the experience so incredible? Perhaps it was my quintessentially cool teacher, Mr. Colombe (insert high school girl crush here). Perhaps it was the hours of darkroom freedom I was granted to experiment with this art form. Regardless of the reasons, it …

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Laser Vision Correction: What I Wished My Doctor Told Me

LASIK corrective eye surgery is a common elective surgery to correct myopia (nearsightedness). Millions of people go under the proverbial knife (or laser, in this case) annually.  The procedure amazingly takes only a few minutes for both eyes.  In simple terms, successful surgery looks like this: The laser (or blade) cuts a small flap on …

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Political Carnage. Where Do We Go From Here? Monday Musings

I received two troubling private messages on social media within a week from one another. One was penned from a previous lover. It was brief and read exactly like this: “I can’t believe the girl I loved back in TX has drifted so far to the Left. If I didn’t have so many fond memories …

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Garden Route, South Africa & Farewell, Katsjourney Around the World: 26 January, 2003

: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 06:06:16 -0600 To My Family and Friends, I have just returned back to Cape Town from a trip on the Garden Route.  As I had mentioned in a previous newsletter, the drive takes you across the southern part of the country/continent along the Indian Ocean. I was expecting amazing views and pristine beaches.  …

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Mauritius, Mauritius! Katsjourney Around the World: 11 February, 2003

Subject: Mauritius, Mauritius! Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 01:14:34 -0600 Mark Twain wrote that first God created Mauritius and then he created Heaven modeled after the island paradise. I just arrived in Perth, Australia at 2am this morning, but I will be sharing with you today my experiences about the third world island paradise known as Mauritius.  I …

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Wine, Sheep and Tingles…Katsjourney Around the World: 21 Feb 2003

Subject: Wine, Sheep and Tingles… Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 00:42:41 -0600 I have just returned to Perth from a bus trip tour of southwest Western Australia.  It was an organized tour with a guide.  I got to see so much of this vast and beautiful state…and we only covered 1400 kilometres in four days …

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