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Isaiah Lewis

Ike Lewis is passionate about happiness. He firmly believes that the achievement of happiness and the spread of it to those around him is the end all be all of existence. He never doubts the power of a smile and thinks that humor is the most powerful tool to decipher the world around him. Ike loves american football, psychology, and the movies of Quentin Tarantino. His favorite quotes are "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller and "If Helen Keller had psychic ability, would you say she had a fourth sense?" - George Carlin

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A Step by Step Guide to Crossing the Street

December 26, 2016

In America, 1. Walk to end of sidewalk 2. Wait calmly for pedestrian light to turn green 3. Look both ways 4. Cross street In India 1. Walk to end of sidewalk 2. Take a deep breath 3. Take a moment to repent for your sins 4. Text your mother you love her 5. Walk...

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Just Nap through the Explosions

October 29, 2016

Mortar Attack! What’s happening? Gas leak? Is Pakistan invading? At about 4:15am last night I awoke to the sound of explosions crashing around me near and far. I sleepily rushed to my window to see my friends and family gleefully setting off fireworks in the street next to me. I could hear the distant explosions...

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Home

September 28, 2016

I'm truly home. I've left the safety of Panchgani and finally come to my home of 7 months, Pune. I live in the center of the old city, at the heart of the metropolis with an 81 year old ex-forest ranger, a 25 year old classical Indian dancer, and a 19 year old internationally ranked...

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Just a Boy and his Magic Beans

August 30, 2016

I’ve just wrapped up my second day of In Country Orientation (ICO) at the Asia Plateau. The morning sun shines through the clouds with the deceptive brightness of an eclipse. Clouds fill the sky yet they seem to only magnify the suns rays. I’ve already managed to terrify my team leaders with my odd diet...

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The World is in Front of Me.

August 29, 2016

Panchgani, Asia Plateau Mahashrata, India I’m sitting, feet propped up on the ledge of a sixth floor balcony, looking out across the exotic flora. I guess It’s not that exotic though, in this land I’m the only exotic thing. The dense foliage from which a constant stream of tropical noises erupts: the chirping of colorful...

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