Not All Heroes Wear Capes (But Some Do)

I was looking for an old list of character names on an hard drive earlier this week, and I came across a folder I thought I’d lost forever when my old computer died. The following is my college admissions essay, which I wrote back in 2009 before I applied to various schools. This essay gotContinue reading “Not All Heroes Wear Capes (But Some Do)”

The Sky is Blue

After being discouraged from taking an art class while in high school, I decided to use one of my electives in college to take a Drawing course. I had always enjoyed art, so it seemed like a good choice to expand my skills and learn new techniques. Long story short, I hated it. But IContinue reading “The Sky is Blue”

When I Left

When I left England, part of me stayed behind. Part of me still rides the train into the city through the early morning haze, and sits at a table by the thatch-roof cottage, sipping tea and admiring the serenity of Richmond Park. Some of me still frolics through the fields of Kew Gardens, the airContinue reading “When I Left”

Worth 1000 Words #9: Snowtober 2011

Some of you, particularly those of you who reside in the northeastern United States, might remember the freak snowstorm of October 2011, which resulted in near state-wide power outages and general icy desolation in some areas. It was Halloween weekend. My parents were visiting for a few days, and would be taking my grandmother (withContinue reading “Worth 1000 Words #9: Snowtober 2011”

Worth 1000 Words #7: Studying

Allow me to spin a cautionary tale about the importance of studying, and the evils of procrastination and putting off work. Throughout my academic career, from kindergarten to college, I was a decent student – in the sense that I got good grades and I generally behaved myself. On report cards, I never got belowContinue reading “Worth 1000 Words #7: Studying”

The Faulty Vending Machine of Life

When I was in college, I had several of my English classes in a building known as Emerson Hall, so I spent a lot of time there. Occasionally, I would get thirsty over the course of the day and would need to buy a water bottle from the vending machine. However, I quickly learned that oneContinue reading “The Faulty Vending Machine of Life”

Worth 1000 Words #2: Poetry and The Dark Knight

There are a lot of things in this world that, when combined, make a perfect pair. Peanut butter and jelly, for instance. Cheese and crackers. Cereal and milk. Chips and salsa – or, alternatively, chips and guacamole. But some pairings are not so obvious… like Batman and Walt Whitman. I decided to explore this unusualContinue reading “Worth 1000 Words #2: Poetry and The Dark Knight”

Worth 1000 Words #1: Frolicking

In the spring/summer of 2011, I spent two months traversing England with a group of about 20 other students and a rotating cast of four professors. I had my inhibitions about going at first – I had only just finished a rough first year of college, wasn’t sure I would be able to make friendsContinue reading “Worth 1000 Words #1: Frolicking”

Breaking Down

Whilst digging through some old flash-drives, I found one of my old creative writing pieces from the first semester of my final year of college, in 2012. Just thought I’d share it because the memory made me laugh. For reference, I’m now 24, and I was 20 when this was written.  _______ Some mornings I wakeContinue reading “Breaking Down”

Surviving Rock Science

When I was in my final year of college, I had to take a lab science. It was a requirement foisted upon me, not a choice. I’d thought that I dodged it, because I took an online astronomy class with a “lab” over the summer of my second year, but my university saw through thatContinue reading “Surviving Rock Science”