He said it straight up, this truth I had been feeling deep down too. Sitting in chairs pulled up close enough for our legs and knees to touch, we sat across from each other for maximum eye contact. And the prolonged eye contact had been stacking up, my neck tingling deliciously, our eyes flashing at…

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Under the shade of a rippling tarp, Dominican Republic partners and Office of Environment officials talked about mangrove reforestation, explaining the work we would do. I wiped sweat off my cheeks and glanced over at Mary. Photo Courtesy Anh Brown Twelve days earlier she had called me, conspiratorial laughter in her voice. “How would you…

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Blueberry and banana puree cling to the side of the glass. We’ve been blending and drinking fruit smoothies multiple times a week, it seems. Mark’s trying to get healthier and knows this is one way to raise his fruit serving count. Jumping at any opportunity for vitamin C this week, I’ve chimed in often: “Me…

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