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A Second Opinion: Life is Short, so Don’t Snort!

A Second Opinion: Life is Short, so Don’t Snort! »

6 Aug, 2017
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"Never starting to use is the real solution, no matter how much pressure "friends" put you under. Young people who "say 'No" to drugs" may be ridiculed, ostracized, bullied or worse, but "No!" is their best reply"

A SECOND OPINION: Chins Up!

A SECOND OPINION: Chins Up! »

23 Jul, 2017
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Be from where you are and find friends in other places!

STATESIDE STORIES: To S.O.L.V. E   a  Problem!

STATESIDE STORIES: To S.O.L.V. E a Problem! »

10 Jul, 2017
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 Northern Oregon coastline     – – By Mary Foran –

Pristine, rocky beaches, and beautiful State and National Parks and Riverways don’t

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Pamplona: If it’s Crowded, Blame Ernesto”

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Pamplona: If it’s Crowded, Blame Ernesto” »

8 Jul, 2017
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"Perhaps the whole experience must be lived to be fully understood and appreciated, not just the ‘encierros’ but the spirit and philosophy and ‘joie de vivre’ of this peaceful little town that wakes up on July 7 and does not go back into a peaceful slumber again until July 15"

STATESIDE STORIES REVIVED: A VISIT TO THE ZOO!

STATESIDE STORIES REVIVED: A VISIT TO THE ZOO! »

1 Jul, 2017
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The Oregon Zoo has a long and controversial history, and great international fame. It began in 1888 with 2 bears. There are now 1,955 animals on on 64 acres . . .

Alcalá de Henares: The Birthplace of the Legendary Miguel de Cervantes

Alcalá de Henares: The Birthplace of the Legendary Miguel de Cervantes »

30 Jun, 2017
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"Seeing Cervantes’ birthplace reminds us of the fact that the most renowned 'writers' were real people with real lives and real histories"

A SECOND OPINION: FATHER’S DAY IN THE USA

A SECOND OPINION: FATHER’S DAY IN THE USA »

21 Jun, 2017
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The thing to remember about fathers is that they gave you more than you can ever give back to them, especially your genes and peculiarities!

THE BASQUE COUNTRY  & THE VASCOS – 1

THE BASQUE COUNTRY & THE VASCOS – 1 »

19 Jun, 2017
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Ander Beristain is a native of of the Basque Country. He is one of the approximately 700,000 speakers worldwide of euskera. This summer he's doing a study of the interaction between Basque and Spanish and how speaking Basque affects how the Vascos speak Spanish

SKATEBOARD HERO RESCUES DISENCHANTED SPANIARDS

SKATEBOARD HERO RESCUES DISENCHANTED SPANIARDS »

18 Jun, 2017
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“Something so sad is turning into something so beautiful and great; it is making us love our brother, our friends and our country more.”

THE HIDDEN TREASURE OF CÓRDOBA: THE ANDALUSIAN EQUESTRIAN SHOW CUM FLAMENCO

THE HIDDEN TREASURE OF CÓRDOBA: THE ANDALUSIAN EQUESTRIAN SHOW CUM FLAMENCO »

18 Jun, 2017
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Flamenco clubs may now be found across the globe but there are very few places that incorporate both Andalusian horses and flamenco dancers into one matchless performance.