The Empire of Climate

I’ve been listening to some very interesting BBC radio podcasts on climate. Written and produced by David Livingstone, they explore the way culture and societies have interacted and  thought about climate. For example, did you know that many people consider that the infamous Salem witch hunts took place because of adverse weather? The way we

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Traveling Light

Traveling Light by Linda Pastan I’m only leaving you for a handful of days, but it feels as though I’ll be gone forever— the way the door closes behind me with such solidity, the way my suitcase carries everything I’d need for an eternity of traveling light. I’ve left my hotel number on your desk,

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Newsy

Back to the theme of fun, I love Al Jazeera.  There coverage of the Arab uprising has been amazing! I could (and do) spend a lot of time watching and reading news commentary. It often raises comments and questions about politics and current events that more western centric media fails to examine. For example, here’s

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Fun (yes.no.maybe)

So, my question for the universe. What is fun? What do you do for fun? I’m trying to figure out what I like post-university. However, someone very wise said to me today that you are the same person, just with more stuff in your head. Still, what was fun before that? And, to top it

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Go Greyhound

Go Greyhound by Bob Hicok A few hours after Des Moines the toilet overflowed. This wasn’t the adventure it sounds. I sat with a man whose tattoos weighed more than I did. He played Hendrix on mouth guitar. His Electric Ladyland lips weren’t fast enough and if pitch and melody are the rudiments of music,

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Going to Colombia

I can’t believe it. In two months minus one day, I will be on a plane, heading for two years of what I’ve being calling my master degree of real life. In other words, I’m going to Colombia, folks! Every activity that I have been engaged in the last few weeks has had a condition

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List: A Final Semester….

1. Goes by very, very quickly. Being sad at the end is a giant positive! 2. Takes place in an enormous house. A mansion, really. 3. Involves many falafels. 4. Winter. Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike winter? 5. Friends! Have I ever mentioned how much I love my friends? 6. Getting to

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This is my blog. But you can visit!

Welcome to my blog fellow llama lovers! I’m in my fourth year of university, spending my last semester in Ottawa, Canada. For part of my program, I’m taking part in an internship at the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue, researching Aboriginal education in Canada.  Then, in June, I’m heading to Columbia for two years

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