Educational Evolution: An Overview of Allan Bloom’s Notorious Novel

Educational Evolution: An Overview of Allan Bloom’s Notorious Novel

Last semester I took a course called Birth of Learning. It was basically a philosophic attempt at understanding the evolution of educational practices in the West, starting with antiquity and ending on modern American school systems. I’ve always been extremely fascinated by education. Why it “works” for some and not for others? My professor asked [...]

Onto 2019

Onto 2019

I don’t like to think about my life in year increments. Living in New England/NYC, I typically divide my life into seasonal sections, but for the sake of this post, I will consider 2018 as one singular block of my life. I read a lot. I completed 28 books, about 2 a month, which is [...]

Books Update

Books Update

Here is a little update on how my reading has been going so far for 2018: 10 months in and I am currently reading book 23. After having been in the reading slump for the past couple of years, this is a great achievement. My last book update was about 7 months ago in February. [...]

Lisbon

Lisbon

Leaving snowy, shamrock decorated Ireland on the 18th of March for warm, breezy Portugal was the perfect escape. Camilo (my friend from school) came and visited me on St. Patrick’s Day and we traveled for the entirety of week 2 of my spring break (week 1 was spent in Belfast, Northern Ireland). We landed in [...]

Budapest

Budapest

Friday 4.13.18 I arrived to Budapest earlier than my two pals coming from London. The air was warm and the sun was bright (much unlike the weather in Ireland). I napped for quite some time upon arrival to the Airbnb. Then found a place for dinner at around 7pm. Had some amazing tomato soup and [...]

Belfast

Belfast

I’ve always had a driving desire to go to Belfast. Not entirely sure as to what brought that on, yet it was well meant and executed perfectly. My dear friend Maddie traveled to Dublin on the evening of March 11th and landed early on March 12th. We met at the Airport and took the coach [...]

Paris

Paris

paris, you are always an adventure. you sparkle and illuminate the world you are surrounded by. everyone adores you and wants to either meet you or see you again. it must be exhausting. the parisians are glamorous such as yourself. the pedestal you and your inhabitants stand upon is grand. i feel as if i [...]

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Whilst in Amsterdam I learned 2 things: 1. a city can be consistently beautiful no matter how far you walk 2. the dutch language would be worth learning I was always curious about the ‘hype’ that encompassed Amsterdam. So often I would see people posting about how beautiful and genuinely wonderful the atmosphere of the [...]