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Arizona - worked in Phoenix summer 2008 at TFA institute (Salt River, Petrified Forest, painted desert); Grand Canyon trip with students spring 2011

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from ShortList Magazine

100 pieces of advice from movies

River Phoenix. Stand by me. Favorite movie. The moment he captivated me was in Stand By Me. I was 11 years old and I was in awe.

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"When I was old enough to realize that all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids at the school yard." -River Phoenix

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"I've heard stuff about how the night River died he was partying and all that--it's so untrue. That night we were together. He was just playing his guitar. He wanted to show me a new song. And... I wanted to go out and see Flea play, because I'd never seen him play before. River wanted to go home, just hang out, play guitar. I was the one who wanted to go out and he was just making sure to take care of me." ~Joaquin Phoenix

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from Indiana Jones Wiki

River Phoenix

River Phoenix (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) played a younger version of Indiana Jones in the opening sequence of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. He died in 1993 from a drug overdose.

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