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Weekly Update #12: Dear Germany

Dear Germany, As I’ve traveled your country – Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, Munich and Passeau – I’ve been reminded of Mrs. Clanton’s ninth-grade history class and the prominently hung poster that has stuck with me all these years, “if you fail to learn history you are destined to repeat it.” Churchill’s words may have been improvised […]

Starting Saxum

In life, we all have moments which are unforgettable. Days that are seared into our memories, holding a place of importance to be cherished and easily recalled. Not every day can live in cognitive permanence and these times must be contrasted with the majority of our lives that pass us by like a next-morning dream, […]

Jackson’s Journal: Dear Iceland

Dear Iceland, Where do I begin? I could probably start by saying that the geyser is the coolest thing in the world! The Golden Circle tour was amazing, we got to see as I said the geyser, and we got to see waterfalls that we could go behind. We got to go on an amazing […]

Weekly Update #11: Dear Iceland

Dear Iceland, When I turn on my laptop an auto-generated, too-good-to-be-real picture pops up. That’s you. I didn’t realize you were real. A big part of our adventure is exploring; ourselves, others and the places we visit. We are trying our hardest to learn something new, change a particular perspective and maybe even find an […]

Weekly Update #10: Dear Greece

Dear Greece, I have yet to write a goodbye letter to a country, but for you, I will do just about anything. When we began our planning for this big adventure, YOU were the place I longed to see. YOU were the place I wanted to experience. YOU were the place I wanted to love. […]

Jackson’s Journal: Dear Greece

Dear Greece, I have to start it off by saying that you gave Italy a run for their money! Which is very hard to do. You definitely beat Italy on their beaches and streets. Athens had an acropolis that was just amazing to see. I mean, it’s no Egyptian temple but it was still cool. […]

Weekly Update #9: Shalom Israel

Shalom Israel, I’m still processing. You are a culture of contrasts; secular and religious, the Zionists and the Palestinians, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank, Israeli Arabs and Israeli Jews, wealthy and poor, Christian and Muslim, heaven and hell, parable and psalm, scripture and legend, outside the wall and inside the wall, […]
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