Category: My Writing
Here I sit contemplating the end of another semester abroad. As usual, the semester flew by way too fast once courses got into full swing and thesis research commenced. I didn’t regularly blog. I didn’t get half the things done I planned nor did I write as much on the thesis as I anticipated. I learned that advanced field research is exceptionally challenging and … Read More The End of Another Italian Adventure
Contrary to the patriarchal beliefs of the most well known group to rule her, Rome is a woman. There is no fatherland; only a mother who nurtured western civilization. The ruins decorating her green and beige landscape display her courage. The changes from Antiquity to the Modern Age across her expanses share the lessons evolving her over the centuries. She rises with wisdom and … Read More Rome is A Woman
Lost in a breathless moment The hand trembles holding the tension in the shoulder, eyes intently focused on a small round red pin top. A warm breeze whispers: “Relax, keep your eyes center on where you want to go.” Willing with heart and soul the straight path to be clear of obstacles and easily followed. Soft elk leather brushes the skin of my cheek; … Read More Simple Joys Of An Archer
I wrote this piece for a class assignment when living in Italy earlier this year. The class spent a great deal of time focusing on the Risorgimento and the unification of Italy. I really enjoyed the class and the various assignments we completed for it. The letter is that of a woman outlining her life and experiences of the times. The assignment also required us to demonstrate some of the biases and divides within the country as it unified. Happy reading!