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Riding with DACA

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It’s 2011. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program doesn’t exist yet, so I have no access to a driver’s license or the right to own a vehicle.
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Daring to drive toward independence

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My dad has always told me growing up, “Only worry about what you can control.” I don’t have a car to control anymore. And I sure can’t control the world around me right now. All I can control is myself.
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Down the 210: A poem

Driving down the 210 tastes bittersweet when the moon takes the stage,
and the stars are floating, hanging on invisible strings like puppets,
peppering the dark universe with false semblance of light and hope.
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Looking back and driving forward

Heading west

I am a firm believer in the power of road trips. The closest major city to Houston, in any direction, is more than two hours away. (No, y’all, I’m not counting Galveston, and you’re not going to change my mind on this.) So in some ways you could argue that,
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Think, don’t drink and drive

Alice was obviously inebriated. She skipped and twirled out of the venue all the way to the car, along the way stroking the toupee of a senior citizen, yelling at a group of tweens for talking too loudly about last week’s “Game of Thrones” episode (which she tragically had not
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The unending car struggles of Berkeley residents

Dear city of Berkeley, You are eclectic, historic, beautiful, enriching and unique, but you thoroughly suck when it comes to cars, parking and personal transportation. For that and other reasons, we are constantly in a love-hate relationship with you, our home. It is a well-known fact that parking is difficult
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