Tag: England


The academic term just ended so apparently only 12 weeks have passed since I was home in Seattle over Christmas. But you know, it feels like a lot longer. I have been heads down with my final assignments of graduate school and narrowing down even further the focus of my research. I can’t tell you […]


It’s been snowing since I got up this morning and in fact it’s been snowing very nearly since Friday morning. In honor of our white weekend I shall delay a commentary on postmodern architecture in London. I went out for some exercise this afternoon and ended up doing a photoshoot of the snowmen in Hyde […]

physical energy

November has come and gone. London plane trees left their fallen offerings all over the sidewalks, never being swept away and turning into rain sodden street stickers which have only just disappeared. There has been less time for kitchen adventures, although more weekend getaways and I have the photos to prove it. I have been […]

Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Over the weekend we housemates managed to hop on a train out of town down to Lyme Regis. Spent most of my time on the beach and enjoyed chatting up fishermen and fossil hunters. Saw three rainbows. What with my seminar schedule this term I am finding I have a lot of spare time on […]


Atypical negativity: The less useful or important something is here the more likely it is to work. Two days ago I saw London fog for the first time and now I’m afraid I’ll never see anything else again. And as my metaphorical motivation has returned: Fall arrived suddenly as if a thousand trees were struck […]

rabbit hole

Part 2 of my program commences, with¬†the same peers and the same project but in an entirely different place. helloooo LONDON! I nearly forgot how much it rains here. No post of mine would be complete without an observation of the weather, especially in England where such banalities serve to begin, entertain, and end any […]

Picture Postcard

An evening walk through Clare College last week after the nightly three-course dinner at Gonville and Caius… What a day! There were at least three major thunderstorms. I also had the joy of lying cosily in bed between plenaries, listening to the peals of thunder. In an hour, there were at least 10 sets of […]