Humans naturally strive to do better. We all want to be the best possible versions of ourselves. Getting there just requires a little work. If you want to be a better student, employee, mother, daughter or significant other you can be, and hopefully I can help. While I’m no expert, I am pretty good at … Continue reading Part 1: How to be Better at Managing Your Time
Spain is a lot like Italy. I’ve been to Spanish speaking countries before. I spent a week in El Salvador the summer of 2015. I’ve also made brief stops in parts of Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica and Guatemala. Spain is very different, particularly with the language. Just like with British and American English, the Atlantic … Continue reading My Summer Abroad: Finishing up in Barcelona
Amsterdam feels like a place where things happen and people remember. Walking the streets of Eindhoven with way too much luggage on my back felt more like a story I was living in rather than my actual life. I suppose travel can evoke this same feeling anywhere, not just the Netherlands. Though I’d argue that … Continue reading My Summer Abroad: Amsterdam Part 3, Sinking Cities, Sex Workers and the Secrets of the Dutch
We spent a short three days in the Netherlands and honestly it was exhausting. Our plane landed in Eindhoven late Wednesday, June 28. We stayed until Sunday and flew out around sunrise. I wanted to stay longer and we would have. But, as anyone who’s ever visited Amsterdam knows, it’s not cheap. Anything you want … Continue reading My Summer Abroad: Amsterdam Part 2, Visiting Amsterdam as a Broke College Kid
The Netherlands smelled like home. I’m sure any Dutchman visiting Minnesota would say the same. My grandmother immigrated to Minnesota from Finland when she was just a girl. She is one of the many Swedes, Germans, Fins, Dutch and other European's who have made the state their home over the past 200 years. They came … Continue reading My Summer Abroad: Amsterdam Part 1, From Minnesota to the Netherlands
We picked Sicily on a whim. I’m an indecisive person and always have been. When going out to eat I always like to look up the menu beforehand. I know the time I’ll need to make my decision is a lot longer than any server would find acceptable. There are 44 countries in Europe, and … Continue reading My Summer Abroad: Nine Days in Sicily
It’s been awhile since a documentary has truly terrified me about the state of our world today. Brian Knappenberger’s film Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press did just that, and I hope it’ll scare you too. Beginning with an examination of Hulk Hogan’s court case against Gawker Media, the film delves into the current state of American Journalism and free speech as a whole.