Where has the time gone? I am sitting on my bed in Aurora, Illinois processing what has happened over the last six weeks while also fighting through jet lag. It feels like I arrived in Japan yesterday and I am already home. The last week of my trip was incredible and so fulfilling but it… Read More Nozomi Project: Hope in A Barren Land
Today marks the end of a full two weeks here in Tagajo, Miyagi, Japan. Part of me feels like I just stepped off the plane last night and another part of me feels like I am actually becoming part of a family rather than just a new intern. I don’t know when it happened but… Read More Two Weeks In: Throwing Kids and Doggy Sleepovers
I sit writing and processing as my first workweek in Tagajo-ken Miyagi-shi, Japan is coming to a close. I am sitting outside of my small room enjoying the bright sunshine, crisp, fresh air, with the lingering feeling of knots in my stomach and fire in my legs that only result from a poorly timed, over-zealous… Read More Fee Fi Fo Fum, They Smell the Blood of An American
A heavy jet-lagged, 4:30 AM wake-up call greeted me this morning despite my desperate need for more sleep. The last 72 hours has been a whirlwind of new beginnings, learning, and stress to say the least. In typical millennial-traveler fashion, here is a formal invitation and greeting to following my time serving in Miyagi-Tagajo, Japan.… Read More A Hop, Skip, and a Trip
(Photo taken from: dailymail.co.uk) Queen Bey does it again: big hair, small waist, giant voice, smoldering eyes, and all around sexy. But this time, she does it a little differently. Released Friday 13, 2013, Beyoncé’s new album humbly titled “BEYONCÉ” is a visual-vocal mixture of the genuine talent that flows from this megastar’s mind. What… Read More “Pretty Hurts”: A Male’s View
(Illustration by Jesse Lenz on RollingStone.com) On September 17, Nina Burleigh published the article Sexting, Shame, and Suicide on RollingStone.com (to be featured in the September 26th print issue) retelling the final days of Audrie Pott’s life before her untimely suicide. Audrie Pott was a sophomore at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, California when she… Read More A Silent Scream for Help
(photo taken from ebay.com) Tongue wagging, twerking, and a foam finger. Miley Cyrus managed to rock the entertainment world in a matter of 5 minutes. As everyone knows, Miley has been buzzing through the tabloids like never before. The teen star has gone from young and innocent to hollywood adult celebrity. But is that all… Read More Miley Cyrus: Growing up or paying back?