We are Bangor (or Not)

As a “Mainer,” people think I watch Duck Dynasty, eat red hot dogs, and wear Bean Boots. But even though I’m from Maine, I don’t adhere to many of my state’s stereotypes. I’ve never been camping, and I burn my fingers when I roast marshmallows. The one Maine stereotype that fits me is the Bean…

Snrain* and Cold

Yesterday morning, I woke up all warm and cozy. I stretched, checked my clock, and got up to look out the window. Much to my displeasure, I could not differentiate the sidewalk from the road or the grass because of snow. Snow! The last couple of weeks were void of snow, and were subsequently enjoyable…

The Road to Japan

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For the next academic year, I’ll be studying abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata, Japan. I’m incredibly excited to go, but I’m also sad to spend so much time away from Clark. I’ve made countless of great friends at Clark. I’ve taken classes with some really great professors. I’ve even made friends with the…

New Perspectives

Today I went to the top of the tallest building in Worcester. At 24 stories, Worcester Plaza leaps above the four and five-story bulk of downtown and rises, silver-clad and square, like an fancy lego piece that has been put to new uses. From the top the city’s seven hills were spread around us, making Worcester…

A Very Scottish Blog Post

Hello! I’m wishing you a very happy belated new year from a snug little coffee shop overlooking the streets of Stirling, Scotland. YES. Scotland! I’m spending this semester at the University of Stirling, and, despite the rainy weather, I am incredibly happy to be here. I don’t have a whole lot to tell quite yet, because most…

Small Sugary Confections

I am a huge fan of cupcakes. I am one of those people who was swept up in the cupcake craze of the last couple of years. Cupcake exclusive bakeries were all the rage and I was first in line. At home I actually prefer to bake my own cupcakes. It is cheaper, more fun,…