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Vivian Maier

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Back in the surf

The land I love, Miami, FL was a balmy 80 something degrees Fahrenheit yesterday. Humid, sexy, and beautiful, I sat by the bay waiting for my last class of the day to begin and end as quickly as possible. Yes, Spring semester has begun, and so far things feel fitting and familiar. But admittedly, I am not ready for the semester workload and wish I had just a little more time off to enjoy the place that has made me entirely smitten. For this past weekend, I arrived back in Miami from a month stint in Ohio. My entire "winter vacation" spent in a place where it really is winter, and even though I love that I was able to spend time with my family and friends, I missed the warmth of the Miami air, the sound of the boats in the Intracoastal, and the lapping of the ocean tide. I especially missed Florida's scurrying anoles, geckos, and iguanas whose very existence remind me of how privileged I am to live in such a tropical paradise.

But back in Ohio, it all really wasn'…