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This year, my mom asked me for some ideas for Christmas gifts, and my resulting list was a red flag that I'm on a slippery slope to boringsville -- a hair cut, sunscreen, and even more packing cubes were on the exciting end of the spectrum. (Okay -- one watermelon bikini made its way in…

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Ah, New York state in December, how I've missed you.... um, mostly. I'm absolutely loving getting into the real holiday spirit, spending some quality time with family and friends, and bustling around my favorite city and my beloved hometown. I'm even handling the cold okay! But, is it possible we could talk to someone about…

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"The time is currently 9:05pm, and the temperature outside is 108° Fahrenheit. Welcome to Bahrain."  A shot of static signaled the end of the announcement, and I watched transfixed as the women on my flight transformed. In Athens, they had boarded the plane in high end resort wear, sleeveless designer dresses and tight, trendy jeans…

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Jaw-dropping. It's a descriptor I've had multiple writing professors warn me against. And I understand why. It's cliche, and it's more or less meaningless considering how often it's used to describe something that barely elicits a jowl droop. But what about those times your mouth actually does fall open in awe at the sight of…

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It's hard for me to comprehend that it's been over a week since I landed back on US soil -- time is flying by exactly as I predicted it would. It felt fantastic to be home for Thanksgiving again, and this year my family had the honor of introducing our favorite holiday to an Australia…

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