May. 25, 2014—Hello dear friends! I am writing to you from the Monte Verita hotel in Ascona, Switzerland. Today, we learned about the potpourri of greats who visited this same mountain for the purposes of fleeing the confinements of general society while simultaneously seeking inspiration for new ways of living and learning about the relationship between the self and the world. Marsha taught us about modern dance from the Laban method, so we danced an impromptu movement choir in an empty swimming pool. Then we hiked for perhaps five hours, during which time, we visited a goat farm, sampled some of that farm's handcrafted cheeses and sausages, played with the baby goats and cooed at a few ducklings, and were visually astonished by the view at every clearing. Just a typical day in the life of a Switzerland Maymester student.
Jun. 15, 2013—I don’t know about you, but I absolutely adore concerts! I think there’s something so special about seeing a band you love up-close-and-personal. You can hear their voices without autotune, rock out to their percussion tracks, and just soak up the atmosphere of being pressed up against so many other hardcore fans. This past weekend I had the chance to go to a music festival in Geneva called Caribana. Going there made me realize just how much Nashville has to offer in terms of music, and made me excited for planning this upcoming year of concerts...
Sep. 2, 2012—This is my first official blog post as an Inside ‘Dore and I couldn’t be more excited! Before I start posting about my day-to-day experiences here at Vanderbilt, I figured that I should give you a little bit of information about who I am, what I like to do, etc. so that you can know whether you find what I like remotely interesting or not.