Boxing in the Rain

The rain fell in long, cold drops as I walked the slick path leading to Highgate Cemetery. The slick pavements starts around the corner from the Highgate Cemetery bus stop and winds through fields of grass, glowing and bowing under heavy water droplets, over ponds polka-doted with ripples, and along tall oaks covered with moss... Continue Reading →

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An Irish/Canadian/American in London

Sean Power first introduced himself to me as I was walking from the Russell Square Tube station to my flat on Farringdon Road. He stopped my friend, Jackie, and me and asked, “You guys American?” Upon hearing an American accent I eagerly spun and exclaimed, “Yes!” A thirty-something man wearing a full leather motorcycle-racing outfit... Continue Reading →

Tower of Tourists

The ancient Tower of London with its yellow stone parapets and green lawns jumps out at me as I walk out of the Underground station. The fort sits strangely among the modernity around it. My initial intrigue and excitement ran short, however, when I saw the mass of people waiting in line for entrance tickets.... Continue Reading →

Church of England

After touring Westminster Abbey it became clear to me that the Abbey is more of a symbol of the English people than a symbol of God or Christianity. In April the interior of Westminster Abbey was viewed by over two billion people as they tuned into the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.... Continue Reading →

Wine and Literature at Bloomsbury

Visiting a publishing house may not be high on the list of things to do in London for many people. But for a group of young writers, this tour generated much excitement. As my class and I approached the blue door with the gold plate etched with “Bloomsbury Publishing” the trees glowing green after the... Continue Reading →

Jealous of Helena

To say that William Shakespeare has a beautiful way with words it so state the obvious. What takes his talent beyond his language is his ability to appeal to particular human emotions and draw specific responses from his audience. His play Alls Well that Ends Well has many themes that appeal to audiences such as... Continue Reading →

The Little Differences

Although London is an English speaking city, it is still in a foreign country. American and English cultures are similar, but its the little differences that make living here very interesting. Digital Media: The Brits aren't digital media obsessed. The internet here is slow and limited, so I find myself online for no more than... Continue Reading →

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