Posts Tagged "university of denver"

Oh my bags are packed…

My flight leaves for Cape Town tomorrow. Just thinking or speaking that sentence doesn’t make it feel real. Yet, I am buying supplies, packing my clothes, and getting internship clients prepared for my absence, so it must be happening. I’m going to ease into South Africa by starting off as ...

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Photo reflection

Going through my photos from this summer was nearly impossible to pick just 1 to write about. There are thousands. Essentially like asking me to choose a favorite color of Peanut M&Ms. There are no favorites here, they are all delicious. And I will eat them all, please and thanks. This ...

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Crowded Isolation

I was riding the trolly on the way to work this morning thinking about what to say in this blog. I pass the same buildings on my way to work- riddled with bomb blasts and bullet holes, watching older people struggle to get onto the trolly, stomping out cigarettes moments ...

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Green Visions. And giving back

Since the moment I walked in the door at Green Visions- tucked away in an odd shade of pink apartment complex that was built before the 1984 Olympics (most specifically, as housing for the Olympic competitors and trainers) it has been a remarkable experience.   I have been surrounded by ...

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Holy Feelings

The last week has been a bit of a blur. Culture trip with work; incredible people, food, wine, cheese, life-rush home. Hardest moments of my life. Wisk home- stop for Euro Cup Final. Beautiful stars from the car window. Home at 12:30. Cold Shower. Up and at it again. Pack. ...

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Oh Surprise, you wreckless mule

Blog theme “What surprises you the most?” Surprise- it can be a loaded word. Sometimes surprises are wonderful, life altering moments that you’ll always remember. Like, “Surprise you won a million dollars!” or “surprise your sister is engaged!”. Those surprises, Im totally good with.  Other surprises, like, “Hey there’s a ...

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La Pobreza

You don’t work hard enough. You don’t have enough education. You can’t manage your money. You made poor choices. You don’t have the right skills. You’d rather buy a cell phone than a bag of rice or beans. You had too many kids. You’d rather get a government handout than work for your money.   The language may change ...

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Por un lado y por otro

Siempre hay dos lados por cada moneda There are always two sides to every coin On the one hand we come as students to learn but we feel more like tourists. Por un lado queremos plantar semillas en la comunidad pero sin hacer las cambias para la gente. On the one hand we come to give ...

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Buscando la verdad

Durante mi tiempo aquí en Costa Rica he recibido una historia muy positiva del país. La mayoría de las personas que presentan las charlas, los profesores de las clases, y mi familia tica han pintado un cuadro muy bonito para mi y mis compañeros. Por ejemplo, oí que sí hay ...

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June 1, 2015; And just like that it begins again……..

In a week from today a group of GSSW students from the University of Denver will be heading to Bosnia as a culmination of an academic course that they have been taking this spring quarter.  We will be visiting sites that are important to the rich history and culture of ...

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