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Costa Rica Expectations and Surprises

Costa Rica is completely different than I could have imagined.  The country is filled with hills indistinguishable from mountains.  San Jose is vast and expansive with few high rises sprinkled around and a traffic congestion that might rival Atlanta’s.  The people are approachable, hardworking, and genuine.  In Costa Rica, there…
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Who was Erasmus of Rotterdam and Why do I Appreciate Him?

Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam (28 October 1466 – 12 July 1536) became one of Europe’s most famous and influential scholars for his work as a Catholic priest, social critic, and teacher. A self-called “citizen of the world,” Erasmus rose from meager beginnings to help define the humanist movement in Northern Europe. So, in 1987…
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Coffee; Preflection

In just a few short weeks, I’ll be boarding my first flight to Central America and I barely speak 3 phrases in Spanish.  I’ve got my travel sized life all packed away in 3oz containers that fit haphazardly into a clear zip lock.  As I spend my last few weeks in Athens…
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