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My Experience of the Baltimore Riots

I realize I posted some fear-inducing statuses on Facebook related to the riots in Baltimore… I got a lot of responses from people asking me if I was okay and probably wanting to know more details about what I was experiencing. So I figured I would just go ahead and write it out. I’m not …

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On Participating in Society

My mom once said to me, “Michelle. If you don’t want to participate in society, then DON’T.” Maybe the expected and natural response to such a threat would be to say “well of course I want to participate in society, don’t be ridiculous” and then you go get a job, dutifully pay your rent, get …

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My Top 5 Favorite Places

I keep a list of the places I visit and I just recently started to put them in order of my favorite to least favorite. I say “places” instead of “countries” because sometimes I’ve only been to one city in a country and I don’t feel like it’s fair to judge a whole country based …

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Best of Atlanta: Name That Pluton!

LOL, Universe! What a random place to put a massive intrusion of igneous rock! The aptly-named Stone Mountain, located just east of Atlanta, is a ridiculous but pretty incredible sight to behold. It is quite literally a giant mount of rock seemingly plopped on top of what otherwise appears to be a flat, wooded expanse …

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Atlanta: An Introduction

Welcome to Atlanta 101. Or should I say, Welcome to Atlanta where the playas play. (No one could introduce Atlanta better – or make you miss the year 2001 more – than Ludacris and Jermaine Dupri.) Alright, let’s talk about Atlanta. I never really do this, unless I’m saying bad things. :/ Or actually I …

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What Is There Even to Write about Anymore?

So yeah, I’m home, back in Atlanta. It’s nice and comfortable here, cozy like falling into the hammock that is my parents’ house. There’s homecooked food here. I have my own room AND my own bathroom. It’s amazing. When I first got back I triumphantly reclaimed the old American conveniences like driving my car, having …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

This was a hard one. I’ve been away from home for 7 months now and let me tell you: there are A LOT of things that make me think of it. There are smells and sounds and images…but most of all, there are people. If there’s anything I’ve learned while traveling, it’s that places are …

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