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March 05, 2010

Life So Far

The first week I arrived in the U.K., three feet of snow sent me into cardiac arrest. My toes were in danger of frostbite. And icicles dangled from my eyelashes.

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April 21, 2009

A New Experience

Along with the amazing study opportunities here in Oxford, I've had another great learning experience: a different style of life. At home I live in the huge city of Phoenix where cars rule the world. In the morning, I leave my family's home in the suburbs and commute to school. Shopping is done at Costco, and a truckload of groceries…

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April 12, 2009

The Quintessential Oxford Thing

It is said that rowing is the quintessential Oxford thing to do. Perhaps boxing and rugby come close, but rowing really is it! So when I came to Oxford, I of course had to try it! My college, Trinity College, is quite fanatical about rowing and it was easy to just let myself get sucked into the thrill (initially) and…

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April 04, 2009

Sprung Spring

The Summit Oxford fellows have begun a new era. Our Oxford tutorials have run their natural courses, and we are now engaged in all the depth and intensity of worldview training with Mr. Bywater. It has been nice to read the same books and share a schedule with my Summit Oxford colleagues. Every day that we meet at the Bywater's…

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March 29, 2009

Two Things

Clouds! I'm really kind of obsessed with them. It seems that it really doesn't matter where you are; clouds are beautiful. On a bus ride home from Eynsham the other day, I was struck yet again by an amazing skyscape. Seen from the top of a double-decker bus, stretching out over fields and trees, lit by the setting sun, the…

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