“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” – Jan Glidewell I sometimes find myself wishing I were somewhere else, with someone else, doing something else. That isn’t to say I never like my present situation, but I’ve been lucky to have…… Continue reading Cream Tea
Anoushka Shankar’s Land of Gold marries the sounds of contemporary piano with classical Indian music and spoken word. The songs logically progress to illustrate the story of refugees escaping. The beginning of the album presents a sense of hope for a better life and is then met with more volatile pieces representing the struggle and…… Continue reading Land of Gold Review
In mid-October, I sat on the cold tile floor of a beach house in North Carolina with twenty fellow future educators. It was the end of a relaxing day in the sand, and our two directors had gathered us together to discuss our goals for our upcoming semester abroad. The twenty-one of us who had…… Continue reading Solitary Semester
Still in disbelief of the value of our purchase, we walked back to our Edinburgh Airbnb hauling £20 worth of ingredients to make 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts for 4 people. According to Mikey we were “balling on a budget” and planned to cook most of our meals to save money. Our lengthy train ride…… Continue reading Smoked Meatballs
I remember sneaking around the kitchen on April 1st with my mom and sister when I was a child. We did our best to keep our dad from seeing the suspicious ingredients required for making dinner. Every year he thought it was nice of us to cook for him at the beginning of his birthday…… Continue reading April Fools!
Modern art isn’t usually my favorite style because I’m often frustrated with famous pieces of work that seem to me like they didn’t require any effort or talent. However, during an afternoon at the Tate Modern in London, I was able to find a few pieces that I enjoyed. I noticed that I am better…… Continue reading Blackboard of Life
“Want to get crêpes for lunch?” I asked my mom as we were wandering through Montmartre after our visit to le Sacre Cœur. Her eyes answered me, there was no need to ask such an obvious question. Of course, she wanted crêpes for lunch, probably filled with chocolate. “We could split a savory one to…… Continue reading Crêpes in Montmartre