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Being silent in the real world was draining. But it left me longing to do it in the confines of a retreat. There everyone would understand what I wasn't trying to say.
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Roads & Kingdoms
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Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
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Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.