Patriotism in England
Aug03

Patriotism in England

Traveling throughout England the past two weeks has made me feel alienated and welcomed at the same time. People go out of their way to help you if you ask, but I still feel I’m a tourist, never able to fully fit into the culture. I’ve chatted with locals about linguistic differences and the cuisines native to Britain. Finally I took in their sport. I journeyed to Manchester with a group of three other guys to attend the USA vs. North...

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For greenspace—and green ideas—don’t miss the Olympic Park
Jun19

For greenspace—and green ideas—don’t miss the Olympic Park

Heading to the 2012 summer Olympics? Wondering what to do? With all of the chaos and excitement going on, there is something for everyone, from shops and restaurants to leisure activities. Check it out. The Olympic Village is in the Olympic Park located in Stratford, East London. This park is not only about grab-and-go stands filled with food and souvenirs, but also much, much more. Providing a green background for the Games, the park...

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So I’m totally an athlete too—if athletes are uncoordinated and weak
Jun13

So I’m totally an athlete too—if athletes are uncoordinated and weak

I don’t really like sports, but I love sports movies. “Hoosiers,” “Breaking Away,” “Rudy,” “The Blind Side.” I even liked that Brad Pitt baseball movie with all the math. Movies give you the dramatic climax of the sports experience, “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat,” and very little of the tiresome monotony of practice—unless, of course, it’s in some...

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