Monthly Archives: September 2012

Seedless Grapes

First of all, a quick shout-out to all of the people I had no idea were reading my blog before. Only one of you got your question about the identities of “Fiona” and “Sharon” answered, but it’s funny how nothing makes people … Continue reading

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Petra (The Obligatory Girls Blog)

Tremor: 6.1, Depth: 2.3 miles, Location: 0.3 kilometers from Wadi Musa, Jordan. I hope I don’t have to explain to people what exactly Petra is. The ancient city in the cliffs is the iconic image of Jordan, and was made … Continue reading

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#neverforget

First, an update to the last blog. The morning after posting it, I had a conversation with my host mother. She and I discussed the film, and held the exact same opinion I did: While this film is disgusting and … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace, J. Christopher Stevens.

Tremor: 8.1, Depth: 1.3 miles, Location: 1.8 kilometers from Benghazi, Libya. I didn’t finish dinner tonight. I doubt I’ll be sleeping much. For some reason, the actions of a gang of monsters approximately 925 miles from where I am have me … Continue reading

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The Successes (and Failures) of the Great American Experiment

Okay, maybe these blogs were less rapidly posted than I anticipated… Tremor: 5.1, Depth: 4.6 miles, Location: 3.7 kilometers from Amman, Jordan. It’s strange to think, but there is hardly a person alive today that doesn’t remember a time without … Continue reading

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First Impressions

Okay, this is one of two blogs going up in rapid succession. This one was written a couple nights ago, so the references to “just” having done stuff are now dated. But that’s the price you pay when studying in … Continue reading

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