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,…

Long-weekend: Euphoria, then tidying up!

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So the first week of the semester foreshadowed the grim side of my over-commitment. Thankfully, MLK Day helped me ease into things a little more. The long weekend allowed for much needed over-relaxation. Not only did I re-watch some Samurai Champloo for what I can only call “creative stimulation,” but I was also able to…

Home: There and Back Again

Hi lovely people! I’m happy to say I had a wonderful time back home and came back to a good start to the semester. I was home for three weeks before I had to repack my bags and take those three flights back here. In those three weeks, I didn’t do much but relax and…