Madrid City Guide [Week 34]

Madrid City Guide [Week 34]

I I didn’t realize how cold I’d been until I stepped off the plane in Madrid. The sun and dry heat felt like being reunited with an old friend. “Now, THIS is summer!” I exclaimed while deboarding. My fellow passengers understood. The Edinburgh summer is a damp cold...
Edinburgh – Amstersam [Week 30]

Edinburgh – Amstersam [Week 30]

I The weekend started out pretty rough. On Thursday, before I got on the plane for Amsterdam, I learned that one of my friends—a mentor—in Austin had committed suicide. It was rough. Can I say that again? It. was. rough. It was my first death to experience overseas,...
Edinburgh – John Muir [Week 26]

Edinburgh – John Muir [Week 26]

I “…and all Nature’s wildness tells the same story–the shocks and outbursts of earthquakes, volcanoes, geysers, roaring, thundering waves and floods, the silent up rush of sap in plants, storms of every sort–each and all are the orderly beauty-making...
Edinburgh – Don’t Be Jealous [Week 25]

Edinburgh – Don’t Be Jealous [Week 25]

I A friend asked me this week what I’ve learned about myself this year. The question caught me a bit off guard because I felt like it’s something to which I should’ve already had an answer. I’m the introspection /queen/. What had I been thinking about if I haven’t...

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