Category Archives: Nature

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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Trial and Error

The key to trial and error, when it comes to figuring out what will and won’t kill you, is to not make mistakes. I’ve been doing a pretty good job of that so far (seeing as though I’m still alive), … Continue reading

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The smell of nostalgia

There’s no denying that autumn is upon us: endless scarves and knee-high boots stroll through the streets; pumpkins adorn every storefront; and the crisp breeze carries whirlwinds of leaves to the ground. Even before the fallen leaves accumulated enough crunch under my feet, the air began … Continue reading

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It’s Summertime

Tuesday morning was, at first, exactly what I had expected: after stumbling off the airplane, rubbing my eyes, and making my way around Heathrow airport, I plopped my backpack on the seat next to me on the National Express coach … Continue reading

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When the Rain Stops

Cambridge is beautiful in the sun. Actually, I suppose it’s beautiful regardless, but you tend not to notice when you’re running home from lecture, getting drenched and wrestling with the wind. In any case, this winter has been so unusually … Continue reading

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The Dutch Countryside

On Monday, I took the day out of Amsterdam, and instead went on a day trip to the countryside. I was looking forward to the tour, but it was actually quite disappointing. The main stops were ill-disguised gift-shops, and we … Continue reading

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A Weekend Off in a Long Long Summer

Pictures below from a wander in Ann Arbor a week and a half ago… Thanks Andy for convincing me to take the weekend off, and to take my mind off grad school applications.

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