Tag Archives: USA

Long distance democracy

In 2008 the U.S. presidential election fell during a week I had off from classes in Rome, so I, of course, was traveling. Travel schedules and being a tourist meant that sleep was more important than staying up all night … Continue reading

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What the NY Times didn’t say

On September 24, The New York Times published a series of photos titled ¨In Spain, Austerity and Hunger¨ detailing how the economic crisis has affected Spain. Yes, the crisis is real here. I personally know people who have lost jobs, … Continue reading

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On family, and second families

When I decided not to go home this summer I had no second thoughts. I wanted a Spanish summer. A few months ago when most other English teachers started packing bags to go home, I was overjoyed to not be … Continue reading

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How not to eat a Reese’s peanut butter cup

A bit of advice: If you ever come across someone in your life who has never tasted peanut butter, never experienced the joy that is contained in a Reese’s peanut butter cup, and you decide to enlighten them, make sure … Continue reading

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Third time’s the charm

Back in California for Christmas, this is my third time coming home from Europe for the holidays, and each time has felt very different. The first time was coming back from my semester in Italy in 2008, and I was … Continue reading

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