TRAVELING TO TUCSON

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A few weeks ago, I was standing on the wind-swept dunes of the Sahara Desert, near the dunes of Merzouga. And now, this last weekend, I was sipping a gin and tonic, watching the sunset on the Catalina Mountains outside of Tucson, at the Westin Palomar.

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Two completely different deserts, two completely different cultures. Which is better, which is more haunting, more beautiful? They are both equally so, in their own, unique ways. But one thing I have to say, I couldn’t find a gin and tonic in the Sahara. The sunsets, however, were no less glorious.

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In Tucson, I went to get certified as a TRX instructor.

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In the Sahara I was working with kids in the village on the MY WORLD PROJECT.  And now I am back in LA, wondering where I will head next and for what purpose.

Leave your mark in the sand.

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Published by Karen Alaine Hunt

Karen Hunt aka KH Mezek is the author and/or illustrator of nineteen children’s books. She is the co-founder of InsideOUT Writers, a creative writing program for incarcerated youth, and the founder of the MY WORLD PROJECT, connecting youth in remote areas through art and writing. She is a 2nd degree black belt in Tang Soo Do, a first degree brown belt in Eskrima, and a boxing and kick-boxing trainer. As a child, her family escaped out of Egypt right before the 6 Day War, lived in a 17th century castle in Switzerland and smuggled Bibles into communist countries, to name a few of her adventures. As an adult, she continued her adventures, living between London and a village in Yugoslavia. She is the author of Key of Mystery and Book of Angels, volumes one and two in the NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES, are published with Evernight Teen.

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