Monthly Archives: August 2013

Accross the campus and up more stairs

So, here I sit in Glasgow, the Dear Green Place as it translates from Gaelic, there is definite truth in advertising–its green, everywhere, the trees, the bushes, the grass, and the buildings. I just got home from a pub and … Continue reading

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Chronic Illness, My Losing Game of Jenga

Jenga is a game played in which a tower of blocks placed three by three is the starting point.  The object of the game is to remove blocks from the lower section and place it on top without toppling the … Continue reading

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University, alcohol, and kilts…Oh My!

In my experience everyone says, “Oh, I want to visit Scotland (or Japan, India, Australia etc.) someday.”  At 22 I said the same thing, but in the same breath I asked the crucial question, “Why not now?”  Young, adventurous, and … Continue reading

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Secret Sorrows

You know it is funny.  When we are young we believe that our own experiences are the norm.  If you grew up with one parent or both you thought that everyone else had the same.  When I was young I … Continue reading

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My Other Life

The morning sun crept over me and I cracked my eyes.  All I saw was green.  Not the green of nature, but an ugly lime green.  I rubbed my eyes and tried again with the same result.  Huh.  Now I’m … Continue reading

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