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Dear Diary
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Dear Diary

It’s the ultimate cliché for teenage girls everywhere: the diary. According to most movies and cartoons, every girl has one: the private receptacle for their thoughts, hand-written in purple ink and with I’s dotted with hearts, doomed to be stolen and read by annoying younger siblings for blackmail. In real life, journals aren’t usually this … Continue reading

Come for the Outfits, Stay for the Music: Friday, Lollapalooza 2014
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Come for the Outfits, Stay for the Music: Friday, Lollapalooza 2014

Lollapalooza is one of the best places for people-watching. Festival goers include college kids back in Chicago for the summer, young parents and their children who will be visiting Kidzapalooza and sitting on blankets while listening to the headliners, older men and women who may or may not be bikers, and, of course, the ever-present … Continue reading

North of Hoi An
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North of Hoi An

Vietnam continued: leaving Hoi An and heading north. Wow, how to catch up on a whirlwind of a first week in Vietnam. This country has been emotionally tolling for me, and I can’t shake that I’m-almost-about-to-cry feeling all the time. The places I’ve seen, how they have made me feel, and the people I’ve met. It’s … Continue reading

Small Town, Big Community
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Small Town, Big Community

Located on a lake in western New York, Chautauqua Institution is a small town and gated community at its finest. Open year-round, the Institution holds a nine-week summer season starting in the end of June and continuing through August. Purchased gate passes are required for entry. Houses and apartments are available for rent, as well … Continue reading