Posts from March 2016


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Dengue

If you’ve been hearing all the hype about Zika, I have a worse word for you: Dengue. Zika’s symptoms are significantly more mild in comparison to Dengue (which is a similar mosquito-born illness). The only real threat with Zika is if you are pregnant (which I am not and do not plan on being any…

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Fathers

Today is Father’s Day in Bolivia. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around Father’s Day being in March–but yesterday we celebrated at school. I have had the privilege of coaching and supervising the newly created Student Council at our school. They created the idea and initiative to hold a “festival” after school yesterday…

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Enemies

Though I had a good stretch during my adolescence where I was consistently angry with the people around me, I would never describe myself as an “angry” person. I often, honestly, avoid feeling angry at all costs. I much prefer to deal with my emotions slowly and patiently, considering my feelings of frustrations and disappointment…