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A mixture of heat from the smog shrouded sun and burning trash filled the air with fumes as thick as sweat. If the taste of vomit had a heart it would write poems about this pocket of olfactory assault. 286 more words

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How not to marry a Moldovan walnut farmer

This is a story about Moldova, a walnut farmer, and the strange rules I learned about cross-cultural communication in Eastern Europe.

Our American contact took my team of seven on a tour of the capitol city by foot, supplementing his landmark anecdotes with cultural facts we would need to know about Ukraine. 489 more words

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Mr. Smithers gets bad news

If you’ve been wondering how to deliver bad news at work, listen to the story of Kimberly Clark, a supervisor at a spy technology support center, as she deals with the duplicitous Smith Smithers, a seemingly average hostile employee. 1,050 more words

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Internet dating profile

*This is a fictional creation of the internet’s online dating profile.

Name: Internet
Nicknames: Interweb, world wide web, wifi
Surname: Arpnet

Age: 50+ years… 345 more words

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Radio Waves

Wave– an icy blue curl crested with shining foam that crashes upon the shore of an ocean deep.

Wave: a kindly greeting in America made by the palm of the hand in an open position to the world. 705 more words

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Ink has this magical quality when it meets the skin of a thousand finely pressed trees in the form of a book or letter.

Ray Bradbury predicted in his book  462 more words

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Apple, a romance story

Once upon a time, there was a fair flaxen maiden with sea blue eyes who loathed Safari computer software. Then, as fate would have it, she found herself abroad with no technology at her fingertips save for the Macbook Pro her friend had stowed in preparation for the journey, to write letters home of course. 556 more words

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