See you stateside
Headed back across the equator and then back across the pond. To South Africa, I will see you again. To everyone at home, see you soon!
Gimme food? I’m so cute! - Gugs
Cat and the dog
In a moment of wisdom or drunken good will a few kids from my program bought a township dog on their way out of Mzoli’s two weeks ago. Gugulethu township is about 10 miles from Cape Town city center and when googled it is advertised as an up and coming tourist place with wine festivals, concerts, craft markets, and, of course, Mzoli’s Meat. This does not take away from the fact that...
Dear Kathryn Abruzzo,
Hi Katie! I’m in Cape Town for one more week. I just saw off Beth, one of my housemates, and am spending a last few hours with Dani who is on an 11:30 flight tonight. I have one final left on Tuesday: Modernism. Turns out I don’t have to read Ulysses so that’s the best news since I was accepted to an institution of higher learning. Last night we went to Signal Hill to see the...
People From Places
I began my trip to South Africa with four hours in London’s Kensington Gardens. After seeing thousands of strangers including a Princeton Professor on her way to interview at Oxford, a young man who was leaving the US for his first time bound for South Africa, and a cute British family, I stepped out of the Kensington Tube stop to see my friend Amy Brown waiting for me. We had arranged to...
When Obama endorsed marriage equality...
whenobamaendorsed: … I did exactly whatever the Dowager Countess of Grantham would do. It is amazing what the internet comes up with in a few hours. Three pages of these (do we call these memes, or gifs?) I chose this one for obvious reasons.
Notes from my favorite class
The professor throws around the names of Marxist philosophers and is so kind to scrawl the spelling on the board. His handwriting is so terrible that all I know is that said great thinker’s name begins with an A. He reminds us that we are not in control and that we are not as extraordinary as we all dream ourselves to be. The sonnet - the form itself is fated to confound the desire to...
He sometimes slipped a pebble into his shoe to remind himself that his thoughts...– Of William Wilberforce in Bury the Chains by Adam Hochschild
Inside the World Cup Stadium!!!