gracey4journey Posts

May 31, 2016 / Blog
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In my quest to become a photographer who can use all the dials on my camera without hyperventilating, I came across this uber handy manual photography cheat sheet. As a visual person who…

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May 16, 2016 / Blog

Perfectly Poached Eggs I don’t know about you but I love eggs. As a kid, my mom made me one of two things for breakfast. A bacon and cheese omelet…

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May 6, 2016 / Blog
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I often joke with new Japanese friends when they inquire about my favorite foods, “My favorite food is a cheeseburger. This is one of the ways you can tell I’m 100% American.” My…

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January 5, 2016 / Blog
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Not every Alaskan’s fortunate enough to spend their entire life in Alaska and the pangs of longing for ‘the most beautiful place’ on earth strike deep. Being homesick for Alaska day in…

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August 20, 2015 / Blog

We Alaskans are a peculiar lot. We’ve got strong convictions, know what we want and how we like things to be (as well as how we like them to not be.)…

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July 29, 2015 / Blog
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June 7, 2015 / Blog

It must be summer! There’s no other decent explanation for this crazy craving I’ve had all week for lemonade. After scrounging around the kitchen for inspiration, fresh squeezed honey ginger lemonade is…

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May 20, 2015 / Aid Work & Disasters
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This project “baby” is something I actually completed a year ago. It’s taken this long to muster the gumption to make it public and there’s no real reason for it. I suppose,…

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September 3, 2014 / Aid Work & Disasters

“Aw! Here we go with the jokes again, guys!” That’s J.J. And that’s his self-scripted reply to my, “J.J., you’re such a ham!” The instigating cue I feed him each…

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August 21, 2014 / Aid Work & Disasters

Home Sweet Home I quite literally just returned home to Tokyo from a 14 day crisis response deployment in Kurdistan, Iraq with CRI*(Crisis Response International.) Not long after my plane landed…

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