By: Patricia On: December 03, 2015 In: Featured, Writing Comments: 0

A couple of days ago, a story made the rounds in Panama regarding a man who videotaped a bus driver refusing to pick up a person in a wheelchair. The short video starts with the man taping the bus driver, who is angry she is being taped. The man argues...

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By: Patricia On: June 18, 2013 In: People, Writing Comments: 3

Gerald ‘Jim’ Sullivan once lived here. His former neighbors, now mine, told stories about Gerald J. Sullivan. They remembered him as neither completely sane nor crazy. In other words, that grey area a lot of us inhabit. As far as they know, he’s now homeless following eviction from my...

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By: Patricia On: December 22, 2011 In: Writing Comments: 0

No one ever said building a life would be so complicated. There is so much packing and unpacking. And every time I settle somewhere — the two story townhouse outside of campus, the condo with hardwood floors on 7th Street, the 1930s fourplex with a courtyard near downtown, or...

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By: Patricia On: October 17, 2011 In: SEA, Writing Comments: 1

Recently, I’ve been thinking more and more about former C-watcher, Chelsea. I found out she’s going through some rough times, and it made me hyper aware of the bonds and friendships we create. Chelsea and I were part of C-watch on the Corwith Cramer, and to say that we...

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By: Patricia On: July 07, 2011 In: Photography, Web Design, Writing Comments: 0

I wrote this maybe a year ago, to post on my work’s blog. But I suppose I didn’t think there was much of an audience for it on that blog, so I decided not to post it. Now, as I’m cleaning up my work laptop, I came across it...

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By: Patricia On: June 28, 2011 In: Writing Comments: 0

Vacations are sometimes disappointing and tiring. And although things are not all we hoped they would be, there are these flashes of happiness weaving into the long minutes of what can be an otherwise dull existence. I think I travel because of those fleeting moments of sheer unexpected happiness,...

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By: Patricia On: May 04, 2011 In: Writing Comments: 1

A través de los años, y con vergüenza reconozco, el español se convierte más y más en mi lengua secundaria. Ni hablemos de tildes, las cuales hace tiempo eliminé de mis preocupaciones al escribir. Pienso y sueño en inglés, no por querer sino por la larga temporada que llevo...

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By: Patricia On: April 02, 2011 In: SEA, Writing Comments: 0

I don’t check my mail very often. Very few important correspondence needs to be communicated by regular mail. These days, all I get in the mail are those bulky, useless ad fliers that I neither want or need, and that take up all the space in my small mailbox....

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By: Patricia On: August 01, 2010 In: Puerto Rico, San Juan, Travels, Writing Comments: 1

It’s infinitely true, what people say. Well, some of it. But when you’re told that for your travels, a journal is an indispensable companion, the people are speaking the truth. And for all that, a journal is useless if you forget one thing: to write in it. As my...

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By: Patricia On: February 03, 2010 In: Amazing!, Journalism, Sailing, Travels, Writing Comments: 4

I hate making “big” announcements. It seems egotistical to assume something that is big to me might mean the same to others. Usually, it doesn’t. The two-weeks are in at my work. Some of you have heard me talking about the SEA Semester program —the one educational opportunity I...

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