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  • Make Believe

    Hope sprung up like wildflowers from the soil of grief and the sun briefly came out from behind the clouds, for a little while I was happy.  I hardly knew…

  • Yafo, Israel

    Broken Down Angel

    Jaffa, Israel, August 2017 I pressed the red button on the bus indicating I would like to get off at the next stop.  I wasn’t certain of where I was,…

  • The Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

    Rome In Ruins

    Rome, Italy, September 2017 Rome, the Eternal City, was not how I had imagined it to be. “This is it?” I thought to myself. Crowds of tourists swarmed in the…

  • Egypt: Among the Ancients

    Aswan, Egypt The air was dry, hot, and filled with dust as the wind picked up the closer we walked to the shores of the Nile. “Hold my hand.” I…

  • Egypt Expense Report

    IS EGYPT SAFE? Egypt has been the country that I have been asked the most questions about.  The number one question I get: “IS IT SAFE???”  I asked the same…

  • Egypt: The Desert To The Jungle

    Cairo, Egypt, September 2017 “Have you ever ridden a camel?” The pyramid guide asked as he led us through the stables and towards the camel we would be riding. “Yes,…

  • Ethical Gift Ideas

    Growing up my family didn’t celebrate Christmas –at least not in the way most Americans do. I realize that is a shocking statement for most people who live in the…

  • Sunrise in Cappadocia

    Cappadocia, Turkey It was 5am when my alarm went off, but I had been awake long before. We arrived the previous afternoon to the Cappadocia region and Matteo was extremely…

  • Instanbul blue mosque

    A Week In Istanbul

    Istanbul, Turkey, August 2017 I waved down the bus and climbed aboard. I handed a bill to the driver and asked, “how much?” He waved his finger at me, “No,…