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Years of AZRA

YEARS OF AZRA From 1998 to 2014, I had the world’s most wonderful, part-time, seasonal job. I worked for Arizona Raft Adventures, a company that takes passengers on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. My job, called orientation hostess, was to meet with the group the evening before their trip to go over pertinent […]

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CUBA – LAND OF EXTREMES   The Cuban people have been proudly trying to make do for decades, and here is a perfect example. At breakfast, they ran out of juice glasses, so when I asked the worker, he handed me a coffee cup. I went back later for coffee, & not surprisingly, they had […]

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Trust and Truth

TRUST AND TRUTH   The word trust has come up a lot lately. The most important trust is that you trust yourself. Trust your instincts, trust those gut feelings, trust when something just doesn’t feel right and trust that it will all work out the way it’s supposed to. Without opening that incredible Pandora’s Box […]

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Darkness. It starts creeping faster into our lives. The mornings are brisk and dark. We hurry home in the evening before the darkness descends, before the animals begin their erratic twilight migration across the highways. Leaves skitter across the path as the autumn winds blow, the trees now starkly naked. We don’t like this imposition […]

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Love of Writing

October 20, 2014 From my librarian mother, I received the gift of reading by age 3. For writing, though – I need to thank my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Flak. Fourth grade really was a magical year for me. By then, I was so far ahead of my peers that I was in my own […]

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