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Scattershot

Is it weird to say that I still feel like I’m on vacation? I used to fantasize about having days in which I would have nothing to do– no work schedule, no volunteer commitments, no appointments or lunch dates. Now that I’m actually living this way I find that, as always, the grass is always […]

The Finger of God

I’m a firm believer in hidden messages from the universe. Most people call this paranoia. Some people call this karma. Others call it being singled out by God. This past week, if I was being pointed at by God, I have to wonder what finger it was that he was using. However, all is well […]

Frustration and Loathing in London

No one said moving abroad would be easy, but, my goodness, it’s been so frustrating! MY PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. As HBL would say, I have a tendency to focus on the negative, so I’ve made this experience about accentuating the positive, as the sappy posters in my high school would always advise. However, it’s […]

The Capital Hotel

So I really feel like I’m where I’m supposed to be- this could be because I’m in a posh hotel sipping a Cosmo…or it could be because I FINALLY am in a place where I feel like everything is coming together. After my French fiasco (involving a very close brush with homelessness) I am safely […]

Maurice

Jim Morrison’s grave at the Pere Lachaise Cemetery. OK, I know we’ve all seen this in textbooks, if not in the “flesh”, but I had to add my photographic commentary to the millions you might have seen already. There are too many darn tourists in Paris. You’d think I’d be used to tourists, being from DC […]

Careful Feet?

“The careful foot can walk anywhere.” This quote just *might* be kind of a big deal in the conservation ecology world (ok, I admit it, I’m a huge dork when it comes to all things biology), but I think it sums up my feelings on travel, and the year I have ahead of me, very […]