Tag Archives: Winter

Semester Highlights: one last spring in St Andrews

I can’t believe how much I did this past semester! As it was my last one in St Andrews, I was determined to make the most of it. Academically, it was a bit of an oddity due to the interruptions to the course schedule caused by nationwide strikes from a union of lecturers and administrators. […]

Fall 2017: A Semester Reflection

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! After a fantastic semester, it is great to be home for the holiday season! Many people are surprised to hear that Ohio is actually significantly colder and snowier than St Andrews. The combination of the mild but blustery climate of St Andrews and the balmy yet drizzly winters of […]

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 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 […]

Hoppy Birthday Carrot Cake

At my graduation party, my senior year English teacher asked me what I was going to do when I had to leave my cat behind in Ohio. I just told her I didn’t want to think about it. Mittens has made winter break warm and fuzzy in spite of her ice cold heart, black as obsidian. […]

Chocolate Peppermint Trifle

Merry Christmas! I hope your holiday was full of joy and the blessings of family and fellowship. My family and I had a lovely day and lots of glorious food: eggs benedict for breakfast; turkey with all of its best flavorful friends, stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc…; and, to finish off the day with a tremendous […]