“Mi amor” who was always there to help at the crack of dawn

By Rachel Corkle

Often Alicia and I were the only people in the department, it seemed, before 8am. Inevitably the copy machine was not working, but Alicia always had a secret stash of paper and some kind of magic to make everything work…or at least work just enough. She was happy to give: her paper, her flash drive, her energy and spirit. The department will feel quiet and dark in these early mornings without her.

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