Monthly Archives: March 2011

Texas Twister [The Unfriendly Skies]

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We married on Valentine’s day left the next day for Texas. Our first fight out was delayed for de-icing we made it to our second stop but the plane we were to get on had a problem with the door: … Continue reading


Seeing Stars [Drive Like Hell]

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It happened in Granados, Mexico, in the summer of 1997. I was 13 and visiting relatives on a family vacation. After a feast with family, laughing together, we got into the back of red pick-up truck. Seat belts in a … Continue reading


Floating to Paradise on the S.S. Montezuma [Howl of Nature]

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After a semester abroad in Costa Rica, I traveled with a friend through Central America. We missed the last ferry from Guatemala to Belize, so we hitched a ride on a large canoe that was filled with at least fourteen … Continue reading


Damn the Mosquitoes [When Animals Attack]

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In order to reach India in time to watch the monsoon make landfall, I had to leave so abruptly I didn’t have time for all my shots. The only thing I needed to worry about, my doctor said, were mosquitoes. … Continue reading