The first thing that greeted me upon rising from the steps of the Waverly train station was the sound of bagpipes wailing through air. The second was the sight of a homeless man, wrapped in blankets against the city’s chill, with a cap and a cardboard sign resting against his knees, dead-eye stare unfocused amongst… Continue reading Of Buses and Chapels
Yesterday, we visited the town of Lincoln as a class, where we toured the Tennyson Archives (yes, I touched autographs from Tennyson, Whitman, Lewis Carroll, and Queen Victoria!), and the Lincoln Castle and Cathedral. While at the Castle, we were able to view the Magna Carta and the Domesday Book. I can’t tell you how… Continue reading Freedom and Fidelity
Earlier this year, the residents of Yuba, Sutter, and Butte Counties in California were forced to think about what to pack in a hurry as they evacuated in the face of an impending flood. People grabbed clothes, photos, pets and fled the area without looking back. After securing my animals, I grabbed a pair of… Continue reading Packing: Where to Start and Where to End?!
Why England? I mean, sure, there are plenty of other gorgeous landscapes out there and lots of interesting people to meet all over the world. So why, on my first and possibly only trip abroad, choose one of the most developed and American-esque countries in the world? One of the grandest passions of my life… Continue reading It Had to Be You – or – The Literary Magic of England
Photo Courtesy of www.harlaxton.co.uk I brought it up to my parents last year. The only thing on my Christmas and Birthday list for 2017. In November and December I started making calls to the schools. I hit “Confirm” in January. I even Skyped in to a pre-departure meeting for students two weeks ago. But nothing about… Continue reading Harlaxton, Here I Come!