The Island Paradise of Koh Phi Phi

My back was stiff from almost 15 hours of sitting in the plastic chairs of university desks. My mind was functioning only as fast as caffeine could drench my neurons. The small group of literary nerds with our eyes following along as Dr. Stallard read the final passages of a marathon reading of John Milton’s…

Florentine Rooftops

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Looking Back

I left Scotland nearly a  month and a half ago with a very full heart. However, the fullness of my heart also made it very heavy. I can remember sitting in Finnegan’s Wake on those last nights trying to make the best of leaving. Besides the crushing weight of my own sentimentality I thought of…

Day Trips: the good, the bad & the ugly

In the past two weeks, Andria, Liam and I have gone on one very successful day trip and one that ended in North Berwick in the pouring rain. Yes, that terrible one was my fault.

Highlands and Hairy Coos

Yesterday, I stuck my toes in the only lake in Scotland; the Lake of Menteith. While there are a lot of Lochs there is only one lake or so we learned on the Hairy Coo Tour. We spent the day basking in the loveliness that was the Highlands. The first place we stopped was the…

What Home Really Means

Last weekend we went to Glasgow about an hours ride away by bus. The bus ride with 10 people was entertaining as I sat next to Aleah and let Edinburgh fade away. She clutched on to a list of places to visit that she wrote out with their addresses, our very own TripAdvisor. While there…

Rosslyn Chapel; an intersection.

We were lost in the Scottish countryside as any good american tourists need to be when discovering something fairly magical. We had taken the wrong 37 bus, because I didn’t know there were two. The bus driver came to a halt and there was the startling realization that not only were we the only ones…

You aren’t lost. Just wandering.

The orange dissolved gem stone green when faded into the blue. The plane window which had been covered in the rain froze and I watched individual crystals forming as I tried not to think to much about what I was doing or where I was going. We ascended further and further until the cars on…

New Year; Only One Resolution

It is 20 minutes until the New Year. I have one resolution to simply experience everything to the best of my ability. I don’t want to be handed an opportunity only to be too afraid to embrace it. The good and the bad because both makes you a stronger person and a better writer. Many…