When this whole business first started about going to Scotland for school, I felt an odd mixture of giddy excitement, mixed with a sense that it couldn't possibly work out. I felt very similar about going to Germany. Attending college at the University of Edinburgh was so exactly what I wanted, it didn't seem possible … Continue reading Under Pressure
I haven't blogged much over the past few months because I have been struggling to find subjects I was comfortable blogging about. There does not seem much of a point for me to write a blog post about something when I could just have a conversation about it instead. More pertinently, I dislike being in … Continue reading My Ideal Book
Sometimes, when I am trying to avoid reading the books I have stacked up on my nightstand, I wander around the house and take a look at the bookshelves just to see if I can't find something else to read instead. It amazes me what I find. Once, I checked the copyright dates in the … Continue reading An overview of what I forgot was on my bookshelf.
Over the past week or so, I have begun to feel an overpowering urge to assert my rights as a consumer. Usually, this manifests itself in a positive way, about which I have previously written. I generally like being pandered to by corporations, because when it is done successfully, both of us are happy. I … Continue reading Capitalism In Action
I spend so much time hanging out with people who are geekier and nerdier than I am, that I easily forget how much of a geek/nerd I am myself. For instance, I don't play a lot of video games, but I kinda think I should be making time for them. I haven't seen a lot … Continue reading I’d take it as a compliment…
The other week, I put out a book request that met with some interesting results. This was partly in the way I phrased the question. Initially, I issued a simple request for book recommendations. This was poor judgment on my part, because I am never at a loss for books to read, and in general … Continue reading So Many Books, So Little Time
As most of you have probably already gathered from my facebook stati, I recently accepted an offer from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where I plan to begin studying History and Russian this coming September. As a result, I have had to cut back on some of my regular expenditures, which I hadn't been … Continue reading You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant
Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is one of the most adorable places on earth. "Picturesque" is not only eminently applicable, but also exceedingly appropriate, as it is the town in which Norman Rockwell did many of his paintings. Many of the citizens of Stockbridge were asked to model for Norman, and some still live there today. The main … Continue reading Seasons change with the scenery, weaving time on a tapestry… (part two)
I learned recently that my brothers prefer Mrs. Butterworth's syrup not only to other brands of imitation maple syrup, but even to authentic maple syrup. I attribute this to a lifetime of Sunday pancakes or French toast, for which the only two toppings available were Mrs. Butterworth's or powdered sugar. As for me, I always … Continue reading Seasons change with the scenery, weaving time on a tapestry… (part one)
Only yesterday, while struggling to express an impression I had of William Faulkner's work to my favorite oldest brother, I remarked in some frustration that "I should just blog about it, because I won't know what I think until I do."This morning, courtesy of MR, I found an article about just that.I wish I blogged … Continue reading Words that tear and strain to rhyme.