Summer Break

The first few months of 2015 have been a whirlwind, with barely a moment to take a breath and catch up on life. I spent nearly four months serving as the producer on the morning news show, The Daily Buzz, while balancing my full-time job as a Supervisor of Admissions. It was a dream come…

On Hemingway’s “The Cat in the Rain”

I am currently taking a course in my MLS program focused on the short stories of Ernest Hemingway. While much is known about his novels (For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Moveable Feast, etc), most people are not as familiar with the incredible focus and dedication Hemingway extended toward the craft of word economy. I’m…

Display

I had the unique fortune to visit the Genius Reserve in Winter Park today as part of an evening field trip for my class. While the indigenous and exotic flora were interesting, I’d say the strutting fauna definitely dominated the show. This guy, with his machismo display of feather and pomp, won me over. If…

First Semester = Completed!

On Wednesday, April 30th, I attended my final class of the spring 2014 semester at Rollins College. This was the first term of my MLS and I’m stunned by how quickly the term passed. I still remember my first day of class: I was overwhelmed, intimidated, and nervous. I felt under-prepared and worried (often) that…

Autoethnography

The first class of my graduate degree is a comprehensive study of sociology, ethnography, and the deeply personal exploration of autoethnography. The Director of the MLS recommended it as a good transitional class from my BFA, as it combines the creativity of storytelling with academic research and self-exploration [when generalized to cultural norms and perception].…