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How I Revolutionized My Writing

By Kristance Harlow | February 6, 2018 |
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I pull out my notebook and everyone is awestruck at how I can write on regular paper with a non-electric pen and magically upload it to my phone and with a click I can turn my handwriting into editable text.

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Asado: The Argentine Cookout

By Kristance Harlow | September 3, 2013 |
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If Argentina has the best of anything, it’s food. Argentines structure their days around food and drink. Breakfast is not a big meal, desayuno consists of coffee or tea and a little bite to eat like some toast with jam. Wait just a couple hours and it’s time for tea, enjoy a couple cookies with another…

Music – The Ultimate Travel Inspiration

By Kristance Harlow | August 19, 2013 |
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I’m not going to lie to you, I’ve had many times during my jaunts around the world where I was scared and wondered, “What am I doing?” I know other people think I’m crazy for making the choices I’ve made. When vocalized, on a bad day those judgmental opinions can get to you. I’ve found…


Spying, Journals, and Obsessive Habits: Three Reasons You Should Write

By Kristance Harlow | July 15, 2013 |
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My first journal, circa 1996 I have kept journals since I was a kid and Harriet the Spy came into my life, I read the book and watched the movie (about a dozen times). My first journal starts with “Kristance The Spy” on July 4, 1996. Wow, seventeen years ago! All of my handwritten journals from…

3 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Their Work is Critiqued

By Kristance Harlow | June 28, 2013 |
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I am not a perfect writer, but I have an eye for editing (other people’s work…) and have edited countless essays, short stories, and cover letters. As a tutor I have helped students with everything from basic sentence structure to proper citations to how many syllables are in a haiku.  As you can imagine, I…

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call your local emergency number. The numbers listed here are the commonly used numbers for the stated region, the numbers can vary greatly depending on where you live. If you don't know your country's equivalent to 911, this wiki page and The Lifeline Foundation have comprehensive listings.



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