Stratford-upon-Avon: Visiting...

8th Feb, 2016

I nearly forgot to tell you about the pilgrimage we made last summer to Stratford-upon-Avon: the home of that great Bard, of the man who wrote the sonnets and plays…

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Bageriet: a Swedish Bakery in London?...

19th Oct, 2015

There is a banging noise coming from the courtyard outside, and the sky above London is grey. It all feels familiar, the early morning sounds and sights of a city…

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In the Lobby of The Royal Shakespeare...

29th Sep, 2015

We later reasoned that the costumes were probably there for kids, and not for us. The display in the lobby of the Royal Shakespeare Theater didn’t explicitly say this, but…

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Scenes from Wallingford Castle Meadows,...

15th Sep, 2015

In England, we stayed in a little town called Wallingford, not far from where our friends were getting married. The village had its own castle, which I’m starting to believe…

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Peveril Castle and Cave Dale, Peak...

13th Sep, 2015

When compared to the rich history that all but assaults you when you’re in England, Peveril Castle isn’t that interesting. Built by Henry II in 1176, it was one of…

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Haddon Hall, England: Prince...

3rd Sep, 2015

Rand and I had intended to come back from England a few days earlier than we actually did. On the morning we were slated to leave, Rand looked at the…

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How The Princess Bride Screwed Up My...

31st Aug, 2015

A brief note of impending awesomeness: for the next few days, I will be rambling, sometimes coherently, sometimes not, about The Princess Bride. But Geraldine, you find yourself saying, isn’t…

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History 225: Nuptials of Friends in...

17th Aug, 2015

I like watching history unfold. I am understandably fascinated by those moments that dominate the headlines, that will become fodder for essay questions in college classes a hundred years from…

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Beigel Bake Brick Lane Bakery, London

23rd Apr, 2013

– Do you remember the interstitial sketch from Monty Python where John Cleese would say, “And now for something completely different?” That seems like the perfect way to start off…

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