Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Little Things

I am on holiday now, visiting my many homes across the world. I have lived in 5 cities in 5 years, and left pieces of myself behind in each one of them. I’ve always thought of it quite figuratively: bits … Continue reading

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Any questions?

As a student, I loved when we ‘side-tracked’ my teachers: asking them questions and derailing the lesson with something more interesting (to us).  I loved that the questions could be so good that the teacher would lose track of time and … Continue reading

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Find a new fox

prompt: respond to a writing that insists that travel is travail. Travel is travail. I mean, waiting at airports? Sitting on planes? Standing on line with heavy bags crushing your spine? If that doesn’t make you miserable, you’re magical. However. However, … Continue reading

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History/Historia

The scene: Historia class. I’m 12 years old, listening to Dona Susan lecture about something to do with Tiradentes or some other facet of the Brazilian independence. My portuguese is really just not good enough to follow along with the … Continue reading

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