Oxford, Oxfordshire, England


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I’m in bed. The mattress presses semi-rigidly against my back. Perfectly warmed wrapped around me. Only my head pokes out. I don’t dare to open my eyes. The sun rises early in England. Since I was there from March to June, I learned exactly how the sky slowly brightens at 5am, and just how sensitive […]

A Toast To Guy the Gorilla


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As I tread across London in the few days before my study abroad term, I decided to hop into the Natural History Museum. It was like any free and amazing Museum: full of people, full of really cool things. I walked past glass cases, side-stepping strollers and people taking photos. Dinosaur bones glinted in the […]

Update (March 2018)


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I will be in the UK for the next few months as I study abroad in Oxford. Because of the massive courseload, blog updates may be few and far in between. I apologize for that, but I will try to post as much as I can when I can! Thank you for your time. And, […]

The Writing’s on the Wall


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You know what’s funny? Ancient humans wrote on cave walls to depict tales of battle or ancestry, something sacred to their culture, something they wanted to document. I’m in a study room right now and someone wrote “Pussy Ass Bitch,” all underlined, on the wall. Where did this change come from? Certainly, we don’t hold […]

Fruit: The Sugary Nightmare


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I was in class, casually writing an email as my friend plopped down next to me. She always sat next to me, but she didn’t always carry around a bunch of bananas with her. “They were free in the Ecology building,” she said, whipping out her computer and notebook. “Leftovers from a symposium or something.” […]

Creativity is Never Convenient


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My metaphors edge on ridiculous. But hey, ridiculousness lends itself to accuracy. What’s my metaphor for creativity? Bug catching. I imagine my mind is a green park surrounded by tall trees. As I walk through the park, going about my day, butterflies patter beautifully and wholly arresting through the air. I stop and stare at […]

Through Bamboo


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(A short story I wrote while waiting in my car, the windows half rolled down, in a fenced-in university parking lot. Intermittently, students walked past the rows of cars, mine inconspicuous in the mix, as they made their way to a 6-foot tall hole in the fence and climbed through.) I’m on a balcony. Not a […]

With Climate Change, Reconsider Having Kids


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With college being a time to think about future careers, many students may decide to have children after settling into a comfortable job and lifestyle. However, climate change is sure to affect every person on this earth. Increased global temperatures, decreased natural resources, less nutritious food, water scarcity just names a few ills imminent in […]

The Case for Deep Ecology


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In the interim period before I ship out to Oxford, I decided to audit classes that interested me at the University of Georgia. Environmental Sociology is one of these classes, and it is rocking my world. I won’t get into all the things I’ve learned, but I’ll advocate for one topic that stuck out to […]

The Monolingual’s Fate


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I’m walking through a multicultural grocery store with a friend. The aisles, logos large like eyes, look like frozen schools of fish in front of me. I pull a fish off the shelf, it’s glass body dense and cylindrical in my hand. “What does that say?” my friend asks, peeking her face over my shoulder. […]