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Friday marked one month since I moved from Chicago to Washington, D.C. –...

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A Game Drive in Awash National Park

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The sun was setting as I arrived in Harar in eastern Ethiopia. A nine-hour...

New Year, New Everything!

  Happy New Year!   I woke up this morning in a new apartment in...

Good Riddance to 2015

Last year around this time, I had high hopes for 2015. Rather than making...

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