Monthly Archives: March 2012

Hero the Rescue Dog

“In three words I can sum up what I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” – Robert Frost I recently reconnected with my friend, Jonathan, who I knew from my days at Rutgers College. Despite appearances, he too was drifting, suffering a broken heart, and trying to navigate between his past, which he had painfully […]

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A Little Voodoo Magic

In early March, I attended a conference in New Orleans, Louisiana with my colleagues, Daniel and Nancy. The long day of lectures ended at 4pm after which we were free to wander the city. As I strolled down Bourbon Street, I took inventory: Kentucky Wildcat fans painted the streets blue with March Madness; a lone […]

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A Reflection on London: The Old and the New

After spending four days in Paris in December, boarded the Eurostar for London.  I had spent the prior 24 hours agonizing whether or not to make the trip due to an organized transit strike, anticipated to snarl traffic at airports, train and bus stations, and even the underground. I didn’t want to make the wrong decision […]

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The New British Invasion

During our time together in London, my friend Rob and I debated whether or not British English was invading American. We agreed that some British words were becoming more common in America, including ginger (slang for a red-head), chatting up your mates, cheers, queue, one-off, snog (kiss passionately), and arguably some insults like bloody, cheeky, bollocks, […]

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