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Overrated bravery: what looks courageous may not be at all

Since I was 27 and left home on my first solo backpacking trek across the United States, friends and acquaintances have been telling me I’m “brave.”  The volume of such comments increased enormously seven years ago, when I first decided … Continue reading

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Visiting the Planet Mainstream

Some months ago when a friend and talked about the advantages and drawbacks of being in a pleasant, insulated small town, I realized immediately that I adore my bubble. For almost seven years I’ve lived in what I’ll call Collegetown … Continue reading

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