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  • This year, the passing of Labor Day marked more than the end of white shoes or summer vacation. It marked my last month in the states.

    Thoughts on leaving

    This year, the passing of Labor Day marked more than the end of white shoes or summer vacation. It marked my last month in the states.

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  • This wasn’t the ending I was hoping for.  After nearly two years of weekly mentoring an at-risk teen, I had hoped for a more climactic closure.

    So much for happily ever after

    This wasn’t the ending I was hoping for. After nearly two years of weekly mentoring an at-risk teen, I had hoped for a more climactic closure.

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  • While watching Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton give their historic speeches to close the democratic primary season, I was conflicted. Not because the end to their epic battle was bittersweet, or because I would rather see either one of them in the White House than McCain, but because of the crowd’s reaction: a standing ovation.

    Why I hate standing ovations

    While watching Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton give their historic speeches to close the democratic primary season, I was conflicted. Not because the end to their epic battle was bittersweet, or because I would rather see either one of them in the White House than McCain, but because of the crowd’s reaction: a standing ovation.

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