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Culture, Travel, Conversations

On conversations that feel like they are changing the world

by Dani Z

L'alt penedès — One of my favorite things about traveling is the conversation. It’s not just that the conversation with fellow travelers tends to veer toward the substantive and intimate, it’s that when it happens you often get to hear opinions you would never have been privy to back home. I remember, for instance, the first time I talked to an ex-mercenary about gun control. We were in Medellin, once one of the...

Hospitals

Heart

by Maria Coveou

Athina — Today, one month and three weeks after my surgery, I choose to write again because today I can write again. The surgery went very well, but my recovery took forever. Today is the first day I am feelin...

Architecture, Weather, missed opportunities

The best photos I never took.

by Shay Darrach

Toronto — Imagine this building, if you will, covered in icicles. Not the tiny, sharp, mundane ones that form on the eavestroughs of houses. No, these were mighty. Giants of their kind. As thick as your head, ...

relationships, Long Distance, Love

Long Distance is awful. Family, friends, lovers, it's hard if there is more than just a couple of miles between you.

by Mariah Hillis

Saskatoon — Miles make things hard. Any kind of relationship can get chaotic, awful, and sad. Even more so when there are multiple miles between you and the person you are trying to have a relationship with. Unle...

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