English 101

Photo by Santiago Almada // CC

I haven’t left the country in a decade. My passport is expired (and missing), and the cost of international flights recently gave me sticker shock. The price I once paid for a round-trip ticket to Asia is now the going rate for a flight to Europe. It seems I have some catching up to do […]

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Faces in the Crowd

I went to the party alone. It was the second night of the Altitude Summit (which I was attending on behalf of my company) and the Downton-themed party was billed as a conference highlight. There would be wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a ballroom full of fashionable people eager to network and make small talk. Networking […]

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Ordinary Days

“So what’s new?” During the November and December holidays, throughout our family get-togethers and reunions with friends, this question came up a lot. My husband and I typically said: “Not much.” Then after a pause, we’d try to elaborate: “You know, we’re just working and hanging out with friends and…we’ve gone on a couple hikes […]

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