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On solo travel

I have never traveled alone quite so much as I have in college; with each school break, I make the solo trek back home, which (including layovers, since no direct flight exists) requires at least ten hours. I realize that my own trip is far shorter than that of many international students; even so, I’ve…

And I am an American

“Sixty-five of 66 are present despite the cold, Your Honor.” The judge smiled. “You know, while my son was hoping for a snow day, I hoped for your sake that they wouldn’t close the courts. Because I couldn’t stand the thought of having you wait a day longer.” Waiting. That was a word that I had heard often in…