Daddy?

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Father’s Day is a holiday I’ve always given the typical attention. Talk to my dad, wish him a good day, go about my business. This year is a tad different. I’m older. Obviously. This year however, strangers have been wishing me a happy Father’s Day. WHAT?! I’m well beyond old enough to have a child. If I had followed in …

If You Can Make It Here…

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“If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.” A minor mutation of the Sinatra song lyrics. Which are woven into American pop culture and used over and over again in movies and television series. Having been one of the people subscribing to this concept for a very long period, I think it’s time we made some adjustments …

The Distance

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A typical relationship involves two people. You know, they typically live in the same state, city, or possibly house. These are the standard dynamics of dating. Then there’s me and Baltimore. He lives, you know where, and I live in Puerto Rico. Typically. Though it seems these days I never find myself going home. I am just about in every …

Symptoms

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I’ve now been in Spain for a little over two weeks. Outside of the local coffee shop barista and the people in my classes, there’s very little human contact. Time alone is definitely a win in my book, but it was a nice break from my time off from reality when London and his friend came to town for a …

Bye, U.S. | ¡Hola, España! Part 2

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Oh airports and their fun delays. My travel to Spain began at BWI, with a flight bound for JFK at 2:10 pm. I, true to form, was at the airport well earlier than two hours prior to departure. Around 1:00 pm the Delta app notified me the flight was delayed three hours due to high winds. The problem with the …