Linnea Ashley on December 27th, 2006

it is amazing how much stuff you can accumulate over time. for my own part i am amazed. i have perfected the art of packing light and i joke that everything i own can fit in the closet of my old bedroom in my parents’ house (and it can) but boy was that closet full […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 25th, 2006

family gatherings are always interesting – especially when i’ve been away. it is so easy to forget the quirks and nuances of family. the things that bring us together – wedge us to opposing sides – and love each other in spite of and because of it all. this holiday season is not different. at […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 19th, 2006

i got in last night. my flight left more than an hour late because of a light bulb…yeah you read that right. as a result i missed my connecting flight, got yelled at by an incredibly rude LAX employee and left my family waiting for several hours in dallas. all said and done though i’m […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 17th, 2006

my heart is breaking…profoundly… i’ll be home soon…be patient with me as i cope with saying goodbye.

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Linnea Ashley on December 8th, 2006

i admit i paid for it, though out of my head it is definitely a silly concept. i took a mudbath today. not just any gathered in my shoe or under your tires mud, straight from the mudholes…or so they say. either way, strange though it is, it felt nice. the thermal mineral rich waters […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 8th, 2006

it is the smell of the devil and giardia, eggs left forgotten in the sun and of a struck match…and rotura smells of it as well. the scent of sulfer is in the air, an inconsistent companion depending on the wind’s direction. but then, the acrid smell is part of the reason so many people […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 8th, 2006

i don’t have pictures cuz i’m by myself and they were gonna charge me $25. and while they were cute photos and would remind me of a grand time…the money i spent zorbing was enough of an investment. but let me tell you…if you EVER get the chance to jump in an oversized beach ball […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 4th, 2006

the other night i dreamed…or rather nightmared…that i showed up to my speech for my rotary club without my powerpoint. i woke up frantic and determined to not let that happen. so i reminded myself over and over again and S reminded me over and over again. so this morning as i prepared i checked […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 3rd, 2006

The problem with reading anything political is that you have to wade through propaganda and perspectives in search of the truth. Everyone does it…democrats, republicans, Americans, Venezuelans. Hence my chagrin and concern when reading about hugo chavez’s recent victory.   I’ve picked my way through “america’s” general dislike for hugo…and from my perspective there isn’t […]

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