Category Archives: Literature

Paradoxes of “Danskhed”

Paradoxes of “Danskhed” After spending a semester in Denmark, I can confidently say that I got the most cultural insight by living with a host family.  While talking with and observing my host parents, host brothers, and host relatives, I … Continue reading

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So Many Questions

  I picked up the habit of journaling in France. It started out as an FYS requirement, but soon turned into a way for me to process everything I was seeing and learning about. That sounds corny, I know, but … Continue reading

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Things that go bump in the night

I’ve discovered over the past few weeks of the semester that I have an affinity for all things creepy.  Creepy music, creepy writing, creepy photography – you name it, and I’ll probably like it.  Personally, I blame really good crime … Continue reading

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On Keeping an Artist’s Notebook

I have to keep an artist’s notebook for one of my classes this semester. Spoiler alert: No one “discovers” my doodles or a hidden talent for visual art. My professor (Kirsten Kaschock) told us to look through sections of Da … Continue reading

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Written Wanderlust

I’m embarrassed to admit that during the school year, my leisure reading predominantly involves glossy magazines. I’ll indulge every now and then in Glamour (it’s fun to share with roommates), pine over my past running days with Runner’s World, or … Continue reading

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Bluets

“Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color”– Maggie Nelson, Bluets   The other day I was sitting in my Sensation & Perception class, when I started thinking about the color blue. … Continue reading

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Celebrations

This past summer, a few of my relatives tried to buy me beer at restaurants or make me margaritas on Friday Ladies’ Nights on the back deck that overlooked Lake Champlain as the sun was setting. Normal attempts to provide … Continue reading

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Winter is Coming

 The cold in the North Country is different than anywhere I’ve ever experienced. It’s a chill that seeps through wool and skin, deeper through muscle and to ivory bones. I walked towards the car, the soft hum of The Shins beating … Continue reading

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A Word on Tofurkey…

Ahh, Thanksgiving…a day I both love and loathe in equal parts. The last six or so years have not been quite so bad as I have been able to share the tofurkey and vegetarian stuffing with my brother, the other … Continue reading

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Comradery of the arts

“Rubber magnets… Highlights magazines with some doctor’s name on them… The snug saltbox houses at the end of the street that he loved so much… Charlotte’s web… Nobody said boo and we walked inside… Selling his record collection for a … Continue reading

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