Summit Oxford Banner
March 22, 2009

And many miles be still to go…

Today marks my one-week anniversary of the beginning of the springtime of my soul (freedom from weekly essays). It may be that my outlook on life has changed, but it seems that spring has arrived in Oxford within the past week as well; weather has been between 10 and 20 (about an average of 55 for my Fahrenheit friends) and…

Read More...


March 13, 2009

Honest Thinking

A wise person, who I would name if I remembered him, once alluded that no one could be a hero who had not begun to be honest. Honesty, that is, honesty with myself about myself, appears to be a foundational virtue to life, and unfortunately one that I lack. Before I got to Oxford and during the first few weeks…

Read More...


March 12, 2009

The End, and The Beginning

I, for one, am exhausted. The other guys still have a couple essays left, but my early finale was dearly bought and paid for. I really didn't know I could read and write that much in the course of a week, and as one of my friends observed, "Your eyes look tired." I guess 7 hours of straight writing an…

Read More...


March 06, 2009

Plagiarism…the good kind

Just as I'm beginning to get into a solid routine I realize I'm in the last week of tutorials! One expects 8 weeks of school to go by very slowly. But when you're busy, time seems to get away. Not to mention that when one is used to a 15-week semester system, 8 weeks is a sprint. The quality of…

Read More...


March 04, 2009

Seventh Week

Seventh week is upon us and it's hard to believe that the term is almost over. We'll officially be done by the end of next week. Looking back, there are a great number of things that I appreciate about being here at (and in) Oxford. It's been a great experience culturally and academically. There's something about living in a foreign…

Read More...