The parents left for London today. Just in time for the Olympic madness. They’re going on a 3-week tour of Western Europe, just the two of them, which leaves the remaining 3 members of my family all alone to fend for ourselves. This means washing and cleaning duties to be shared, and cooking to be […]


I logged on to Facebook this morning, and was greeted with a flood of “RIP”s and “in memory of”s and “we will miss you”s. Another Grinnellian from my class has left our side. They say my class, the class of 2012, is cursed. In the last four years of school, 3 people have tragically passed […]

Wait only for my boot heels to be wandering

(Just a heads-up: this is a navel-gazing sort of post. ) Sometime in March last year, I told my mom over Skype that I wanted to travel to Scandinavia alone. I told her that the “alone” part wasn’t particularly intentional — I just couldn’t find anyone who was interested in going. I’d seen pictures of […]


Granola cereal and vanilla yoghurt. Granola cereal and vanilla yoghurt in large amounts, for breakfast, lunch, or late-night munch-time. Granola cereal and vanilla yoghurt at 3 a.m. on a weekday to stay awake during an all-nighter, and at 3 a.m. on a weekend to satiate a drunk food craving. Granola cereal and vanilla yoghurt, just […]

Till what’s next, Two

Next Monday we’ll have our Class of 2012 commencement ceremony, which will be held outdoors. Our families will be here to see us walk the stage, smartly dressed in our graduation gowns, and receive our bachelor’s degree that we’ve worked four excruciatingly stressful years for. Are seniors concerned about Monday’s weather? May-haps. A little bit, kind […]