July 12, 2014
Craft beer has Carolina on its mind

Very proud of this piece on why North Carolina has some of the best, if not the best, beer in the country. I’m not the proudest transplant out there, but every once in a while some sense of belonging and pride for N.C. shines through.

July 6, 2014
Consumers flock to new takes on fried chicken

It’s National Fried Chicken Day, everybody. Live it up.

July 3, 2014

More night running in the city; it’s the best alongside a throbbing soundtrack of “Fake Empire” and “New York I Love You”.”

July 3, 2014

I missed this beaut

June 30, 2014
"'…he told me to just listen to what the teacher said about such things, and then to think about it in my own mind, and wait 'til I'm grown up and then I can use my own judgment.'
‘Well, now that’s what you were told, but all the other children’s mothers and fathers tell them to believe, without thinking, whatever the teacher says. So it will be no wonder if those children are able to think for themselves when they’re grown up, will it?’"

— Robert Tressell; from The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

June 30, 2014
"Some of them were under the delusion that they were Conservatives; similarly, others imagined themselves to be Liberals. As a matter of fact, most of them were nothing. They knew as much about the public affairs of their own country as they did of the condition of the affairs in the planet of Jupiter."

— Robert Tressell; from The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists

June 15, 2014

Loving my Ny running routes

May 23, 2014
I’ll miss you, Valhalla’s Goat.

I’ll miss you, Valhalla’s Goat.

May 22, 2014
"I shouldn’t like to resemble anyone. It’s hard enough work resembling one’s self."

— Henry James; from The American

May 22, 2014
"But he went on to reflect that he had done very wisely to pull up stakes and come abroad; the world was apparently such an interesting thing to see…He had done what he wanted; he had tackled the great sights and closed with the great occasions, he had given his mind a chance to “improve” if it would. He fondly believed that it had improved a good deal. Yes, these waters of the free curiosity were very soothing, and he would splash in them until they ran dry."

Henry James; from The American

An accurate summation of my feelings as my term of studying abroad comes to an end.

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