emerging from the abyss…

I just finished a two week summer course. It was one of the best classes I have ever had, but I am undoubtedly tired. I am also excited about the possibilities of free time. In addition to the class with its avalanche of readings and papers, I have two internships with radically different purposes. I … Continue reading

come home.

I have been thinking about home. and what it means to me. Today I did a clean up at a mobile home park in Waterbury. The site had not been thoroughly cleaned since Irene hit and they were preparing for families to resettle in the land. The site was littered with debris, broken foundations, misplaced … Continue reading

why so sensitive.

I attend a graduate program that prides itself on its focus on social justice. sometimes it can feel overwhelming as I struggle with my own limitations in knowledge and self-awareness. Other times it is incredibly powerful as I become more aware of the dominant paradigms in our society and feel that I am developing the … Continue reading

too many good things…

Originally posted on the pieces:
Ashley, 25, Burlington And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same…

you know what I mean?

so I’ve been having this conversation with friends lately and so I thought I would share it with you, blog world. how do you breakup with a friend? it is just one of those weird relationships were the rules are not so simple. If I were dating my partner and I start to realize that … Continue reading

who deserves to recover

http://www.good.is/post/let-the-right-ones-in/ I recently read this article in Good. I’m trying to collect information about the impacts of national disasters as a part of my Irene Recovery internship this summer. I’m also just  a nerd that reads a lot of things. Anywho, I stumbled across this article on the recovery efforts in New Orleans. In case … Continue reading

you can change the world?

J.K. Rowling at Harvard Woke up this morning in the mood for some inspiration and thought I would start off with a TED talk. Somehow, I came across this gem from J. K. Rowling. One line stuck with me, although most of it was good. She commented on the privilege of being an American. She … Continue reading

how do I talk to you without talking to you

This summer I learned I was an introvert. I would’ve never thunk it, but one of my professors shown some light on this for me. The pieces really all started coming together and I have to say it was incredibly LIBERATING. I was starting to get tired. Like life tired, of talking to people and … Continue reading