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Moving Mountains

While cleaning off my desktop the other day and clicking through old pictures, I came across one I’d taken on my birthday earlier this year. I was on vacation in Queenstown, New Zealand, my second solo international voyage. I stood … Continue reading

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The House on Spring Lane

I wrote this piece about five years ago, but a recent trip to my grandmother’s old house reminded me of how much I yearn for family and community. The house on Spring Lane was more than just a two-story brick-and-mortar … Continue reading

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The Beckyville Chronicles: The Cost of Cold Calling

When I was fifteen, I lied about my age on an application and got a job as a telemarketer. It was my first real job (if you don’t count my paper route when I was eleven), so I gladly picked … Continue reading

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The Beckyville Chronicles: Returning Home

Although I grew up in a former mill town in Southeastern Pennsylvania, I’ve always been a Cali girl at heart. Not simply because I love the ocean and warm weather – truth be told, I’m far from a beach bum … Continue reading

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Symphony in the Sky

I snapped this picture on our way from the Grand Canyon as we headed to my cousin Ranae’s house in New Mexico. We had already driven through two and a half states by then, and droplets dotted our windshield, the … Continue reading

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