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Learning and Unlearning

The first moment of my awakening took place over a lively debate about fast-food underneath a cloth canopy jutting out among Wadi Rum’s nothingness. Steaming cups of sweet Bedouin tea in hand, there was no air of sophistication, no underlying metaphor to dig up. The question was simply this: Can we, or should we, support […]

Golf + Grit

I fell off the cart so quickly, I barely registered what happened. It was, in many ways, the beginning of the end. I joined the high school’s golf team on a whim. In truth, it was a calculated whim. I wanted a letterman jacket, and if I could get out of school to ride a […]

Momentum

In many ways, the last night of high school felt exactly like the first. In any stage, liminalities have more commonality than we think. First, there was the high, the exhilaration of the unknown, free from the burden of expectation, full of pure, unadulterated hope for what lies ahead. For some, this stage lasts longer […]

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