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In Which I must keep my breath Tranquil and the trails don’t walk well.

            As I ended up at the top of the Taiwanese Central Mountains frequently between both doing research there for my master’s degree and them standing in the way of my adopted family at Sun Moon Lake, I started to pause when I could and do some peak bagging. This started with HeHuanShan, a=the mountain […]

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Did you know: Tea Soap

tea seeds can be used as soap?

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Ode to Naps

Naps help you get through the most difficult of times. They wrap you in the security of sleep where we are most vulnerable and so can be only restful if we truly believe we are safe. Naps particularly need this feeling of safety because they occur when most people are active. They refresh your mind […]

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Did You KNW

Berber has words with no vowels?

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In Which We Have Hot Dog Tea

            The summer after Italy, I was determined to rectify the small sore point that my parents, Brendan, and I had gone to Yellowstone without my sister. She was on her way to work in Crater Lake, and I was on my way to school…the long way.             Instead of heading down to Tucson, we […]

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Did you know: BIG Mars

Mars has a mountain twice the height of Mona Kea? It also has a series of canyons that would stretch across the United States.

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Ode to the Scent after Rain

            The scent of rain is a hymn of the faithful. The Earth rejoices in the fulfilment of a promise, and in the desert it is a precious gift of life. It is hard to pin down exactly what the scent is or where it comes from. Perhaps it is the leaves, or the flowers, […]

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Did you know: Jellyfish Eyes

Jellyfish have rudimentary eyes?