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St Andrews Semester 2: some highlights

Sixth months, it’s been sixth months since my last post! I certainly have not maintained the regular schedule of posts I had in mind when I first started this blog last year, but that is alright. If I haven’t written as much as I hoped to about college life and travel, it is only because […]

So long Scotland, see you in 2017!

While I had my back turned, or my nose buried in a book, or while I was wandering around that seaside town, my first semester at St Andrews stole away leaving a pile of notes on John Milton and an endless string of remembered laughs and cheer shared with friends over many, many cups of […]

A Highlands Excursion

Contrary to any impression my recent (and horribly infrequent!) posts may give, my life here is not really just a series of fantastic trips to photo-worthy places. In reality, it involves a lot more time spent learning to document sources according to the Chicago Manual of Style and scrubbing seagull droppings off of the handlebars […]

Adventures in the UK Part III: St Andrews, Only the Beginning

I have been here a month, and St Andrews seems to have left me without words; I am not sure if that is because it is an indescribably amazing place, or because I have written so many essays in the past few weeks that my vocabulary is just too tired! Well, it is probably a […]

Adventures in the UK Part II: Edinburgh

In the previous installment of my adventures in the UK, my mom and I had just taken the night bus from London to Edinburgh. As we approached Edinburgh, the rising sun in the curtained windows of the bus revealed black outlines of windswept lowland trees and foothills. Soon, we were hurtling through the empty streets […]

Adventures in the UK Part I: London!

Wednesday the 24th of August, with our little Volkswagen piled with luggage, ready to begin a great adventure, my mother and I set off to Starbucks, then to Toronto, and finally to London’s Gatwick airport. Upon arrival, we caught a train to Victoria Station at the heart of the city where we dragged our unwieldy […]

A Summer Summary

The number of days and pages separating London and me continues to shrink, and my excitement just keeps growing! After finishing The Old Curiosity Shop, I read four stories from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, and Mrs. Dalloway, and all of them were wonderful in their own ways. Somehow, the same […]

May Brings Flowers and Exams

There may come a time when you have tread brick sidewalks to so many lectures that all of the socks you brought to college are so threadbare they could be the sole possessions of any Dickensian street-rat, and then you know it is time for the semester to end so you can go home and […]

A Hazy Shade of Winter: Williamsburg Photo Excursion

Today I was finally able to go on a Williamsburg photo excursion with my real camera, instead of my phone. It was an unseasonably warm day, especially for a Northern like me, so the campus and the town were abuzz with people out for some fresh air. On such days you can walk alongside the […]

The Snows of Ohio

Okay, I haven’t actually read Ernest Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” but when the pun fit so well how could I resist? January has seen our yard whitened with some grand snow flakes. To experiment with the camera my dad gave me for Christmas, I went on a photo expedition around the field just behind our […]