English teacher, student of applied linguistics, terrible violinist and mediocre runner
Lessons from the World of Yesterday: The events, catastrophes, and trials faced by refugees
During times of crisis, national sentiment rises and calls to close borders are made. A comparison between Stefan Zweig's account of interwar Europe and the modern day immigration crisis demonstrates how fear often dictates our actions when it shouldn't.
Farming, Freedom and the Food Crisis: Staying hopeful in the face of climate change
The event of climate change has left many feeling powerless. Let's consider one simple change you can make today that could make it seem a little less terrifying.
A life without sleep: Are you pushing yourself too hard?
We often feel pressured to do more than we should both at work and for our families. Time and again we surprise ourselves with how well we can cope but the impact of sleep deprivation shouldn't be underestimated.
What I Talk About When I Talk About Murakami: “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional”
A review of Haruki Murakami's running memoir, 'what I talk about when I talk about running'. A story about a young writer trying to sustain himself both physically and spiritually by maintaining structure in his life by running.