2016 Reflections

All I’ve been hearing for the last month or so is how terrible 2016 was. Between international wars, humanitarian crises, shocking political events, deaths of pop culture icons, natural disasters, and disgusting displays of unnecessary violence, sometimes it seems like the tragedies will never end. One might actually believe that 2016 was “a year from …

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Baños, Ecuador: Ama La Vida

Reflections and fond memories from my travels to Baños, Ecuador. "Ama La Vida" is a very fitting slogan for Ecuador, because it means "Love Life". This phrase is plastered in rainbow colors over every surface here, including buses, bridges, t-shirts, hats, street signs, bags, and building walls. But I've found that this slogan is more …

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