Kraas Kolcha Day & Goodbye Hellshire

Things I am grateful for today: Cool mornings, windy days, ice cubes, and coffee. Yesterday was Kraas Kolcha (cross culture) day at training where we had the opportunity to learn about other regions of the US that trainees in our group are from in a series of presentations and to learn more about Jamaican culture through …

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Celebrating the Beginning of a New Life Chapter

On my way to visit my Aunt on the Oregon Coast this weekend, I stopped to watch a last sunset over the Pacific Ocean. It was cold -- high 30's °F at most -- but I parked my car, wrapped my yellow and black striped blanket around my shoulders, grabbed a square of dark chocolate and …

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