What I seek in life I have yet to completely elucidate, but I think I have found in Essaouira what I sought in Morocco. Far beyond simple sunshine and a sandy beach, it offered me a glimpse of the colors that shift beneath the surface, the soul that defies to be outshone by glitter and mirrors or concealed behind a curtain.

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he school’s administration assured me there was no language barrier in Dubai. Everyone speaks English here, they told me, down to the lowest worker. Before applying for the job, I had needed to look up Dubai on Google Maps. It looked far, far away from Iowa. Via Skype interview at opposite ends of the day …

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Kathryn Bertine’s line(s) of work invite intrigue; pro cyclist, activist, filmmaker, author, and journalist are just some of the roles that she assumes. This year, she and several elite riders formed Le Tour Entier and garnered nearly 100,000 signatures to petition the ASO to hold a women’s race in conjunction with the men’s Tour de France.

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When I got back to Paris, I realized that I no longer spoke French. Well, this might be overstating things – I spoke haltingly enough to get by – but I no longer spoke like I did when I was in college, when I would dream in French and make jokes in French and even talk about politics.

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uring long distance cycling events in Colorado,there’s a particular company who set up at key stages of the ride – in general, as you near the top of some enormous climb – with cameras to shoot photos of the riders. Later, they post the photos on their website by rider number, with the idea that …

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