I am living and working in a storybook of a place, but what is my life really like at Harlaxton Manor? This is it.… Read More My Life at Harlaxton
As beautiful as a 19th century British manor house is, it can be eerie at night… especially if you’re there completely alone. And I was. Completely alone. I moved in two days before the cooking, cleaning, maintenance, and office staff arrived back from Christmas break. The professors and students were long from arriving. My boss… Read More The Haunted Mansion
Today, high school is different than it was when you were there in countless ways, but there is one thing that is exactly the same: high school ballgames.… Read More Rules for Attending a Ballgame in High School
Part II of my long-term substitute saga is titled “My Beloved Pupils.” Don’t look now, but you’re about to head back to middle school.
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The apartment where I lived my senior year of college was a little… non-posh. I lived there with two of my best friends and Colin. Colin deserves his own blog post, so I won’t go into details about him now. Our apartment held a treasure trove of memories, but again, it wasn’t elegant. There were… Read More If You Can’t Stand the Heat
When I tell people that I will be participating in Semester at Sea for the next three and a half months, they usually ask what that consists of. After telling them, I have received a wide array of responses over the past few weeks. Here are some of my personal favorites. “You’re going WHERE?” “That… Read More Say What?
People have this preconceived notion that college students live such extraordinary lives in the summer. Yes, we will have the occasional road trip, or theme park visit, or social media post that will make others think we are always up to something exciting. However, it’s usually quite routine. The following is an average day for… Read More A Summer Day in the Life of a College Student