August 6, 2010 Comments Off on To Henley! No, not the cool one.
“We will be camping on Henley Island the old fashioned way with mess kits and camp stoves and all. That’s the way the fly kids ride. You might spot us, if you are there, hearding high schoolers around or traveling in a huge bike gang with said high schoolers going into Port Dalhousie.” Read more.
August 5, 2010 Comments Off on Readjusting
“When I did get home, I didn’t know what to expect. To some extent, I still don’t. I haven’t fully gone through the post-abroad life phase, if such a thing exists. I haven’t had a huge letdown, nor felt the immense joy of being home. I have neither longed for a return to my “new home” (I always recognized I was a visitor there) nor fully embraced life back in the sphere I know so well.” Read more.
August 4, 2010 Comments Off on Mahjong (麻将)
“It looks extremely intimidating because the tiles have all theses weird markings (which actually some of them makes sense now that I know some Chinese), but they’re not like your typical deck of cards (1 through 10, J, Q, K, A) in the sense that there are something like three different counting options and weird animals that mean different things (such as ‘one’ or ‘now you use the other end of the tiles’).” Read more.
August 3, 2010 Comments Off on Things to look forward to
“Today, I booked a flight to New Orleans for a few days to visit a friend a week before I go back to school. This is incredibly exciting to me. I find that it helps when you have wonderful things to look forward to, and not in a way that leaves you wishing away the current situation, but one that leaves a hint of excitement lingering in your not-so-distant future, smiling and shining at you as encouragement.” Read more.
August 2, 2010 Comments Off on My Parents Abandoned Me!
“After Erin and I went to our 6:30 AM practice (we are racing together in a double at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta) we led a hike with the kids we are coaching this summer to Kaaterskill Falls. It is a pretty famous spot in the Catskill Mountains painted by the Hudson River Valley School.” Read more.
August 1, 2010 Comments Off on A Bobcat’s City “Tail:” The Rest is History
“I guess my sociological instincts kicked in- as the exhibit centered around fashion for women from the 1890s to the present day, displaying the subtle evolution of the way American women were perceived and conceived in society. (Something I noticed was as the years increased, the mannequins became thinner.) It certainly was interesting as such a minute detail in how we dress is itself a mini-social commentary on the roles of the sexes…” Read more.