You Should Have Seen It in Color: A Photographic Tour of Italy and the U.K. in B&W

Someone once said, “You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.” As I’ve struggled over the past couple of weeks for a topic to blog on (being the ever indecisive Libra), I decided to give readers a taste of my secret pleasure, black and white photography. The…

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The Imperial Walker Versus A Horde of Wild Animals

Like many Wisconsinites, I have been following the protests in Madison with a keen eye. I’ve engaged in a few discussions and debates with people, whether they be Republicans, Democrats, or Independents. As it stands, I am rather neutral on the entire subject. This does not mean I am uneducated…

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MLK Jr.: The Dream Will Never Die

Today (or rather yesterday I suppose) is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. After the hustle and bustle of reuniting with my friends, I took a minute today to reflect on one of the most extraordinary experiences in my life. In January of 2009, I, along with 50+ students and faculty…

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What Goes Up: Climbing (REALLY STEEP) Towers in Wales

The picture above, taken during my trip to northern Wales with one of my best friends in October, depicts a view looking up one of the towers at the castle in Conwy. Built by Edward I of England in the 1280s, Conwy Castle was part of a ring of castles…

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Lancaster to York: When Royal Family Quarrels Turn Personal

I’ve decided to try a different approach to my blog for the remainder of my trip and for future posts. I’m going to be posting pictures, some recent, some not so recent, and tell what was happening then rather than rambling on through long posts about meaningful (and sometimes meaningless)…

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