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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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From Afar

Sometimes I think about my last semester of college and my Bag the Bag project and wonder, was that really me?? It all started in Australia, where I was introduced to the concept of using cloth bags instead of plastic when shopping for groceries. Believe it or not, the idea of not using plastic had …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Late afternoon at the beach house in the summertime. I literally look at this photo and feel the sensation of standing in that kitchen in the Hamptons with Aunt Marlene. Maybe I spent the day listening to the waves crash at the beach, and I just got back and showered off the salt in the …

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Post from the Past: February, 2012

I published this post on February 1st, 2012 on my lame little Athens blog that no longer publicly exists. Loneliness is something I’ve had to deal with while living abroad. I remember, and maybe idealize, my life in college as one in which I never felt lonely, but this post is a reminder that the enriching, stimulating …

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