Category Archives: Education, Travel, Life Philosophy

Blues from the Rainforest (Guadeloupe part II)

Guadeloupe part II: Basse Terre The remainder of the vacation was spent on the other island—Basse Terre. This island is covered with rainforest and contains an active volcano. In fact, the beaches on Basse Terre tend to have volcanic black … Continue reading

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You’re Wondering Now (Guadeloupe part I)

Guadeloupe part I: Grande Terre Some months ago, I went on the Kayak website, and selected “anywhere” as my destination. Scanning the globe, I noticed particularly inexpensive plane tickets to the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. I casually read about … Continue reading

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Can it still be Halloween?

It’s still Halloween at my house: blood spatters remain on the bathroom mirror, the skeleton still hangs above the cat’s scratching post, red light emanates from the lamps. I suppose I’ll take down the decorations soon, but in the meantime, … Continue reading

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Traveling to see the solar eclipse (aka: flying sucks)

  I remember going to MIT Splash in high school: a classmate and I were traveling together from Cleveland; at the airport, I remember how excited she was to be travel by airplane. That flight was uneventful, which is to … Continue reading

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Through manic eyes

The world looks like a photograph. I can’t concentrate. I’m out of breath with excitement; I’m itching to paint, to write, to think. About a week and a half ago, I felt my months-long dull mood begin to lift. Maybe … Continue reading

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Iceland Adventures: waterfalls, glaciers, sheep, and rainbows

It’s been two weeks since I’ve come back from my trip to Iceland, a fantastic (if tiring) vacation during which I hiked on a glacier, kayaked with seals, saw the northern lights, and had a lifetime’s worth of driving experience. … Continue reading

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Grammar, online

Almost everyone makes typos from time to time. It happens, even if we remember to reread before clicking “post”, “send”, or “publish”. In the age of informal Internet communication, the occasional misspelled or omitted word can be expected, and therefore … Continue reading

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