Last Day of Classes

Finally. At the start of this week it seemed like this day would never get here and yet was here all too soon. The amount of stress at Regents throughout the week was intense. Students I hadn’t seen stress the entire time we were here were feeling it. Many were sick. Many burnt out....

It’s A Marathon, ...

Tuesday was “the day”. I had given the Dickens presentation the day before and it went well. But today was the the Catherine McKinnon presentation on porn, yes, I say porn, and also the final journalism presentation. I got up early and hit Baker Street by 8 o’clock to...

AND SO IT BEGINS . . . ...

The last week in London. Why did I think it would mean freedom and the opportunity to do all the things I’d been meaning to do since we’d arrived? You could feel the stress in the hallways. Most of us had gone away for the weekend and now here it was, the last week of school...

A WALK WITH DICKENS

Broadstairs is the place where Charles Dickens went to get away from it all and write on the beach. There is the Dickens home, the Dickens pub, the Dickens walk…..all things Dickens. But more importantly, there is a beautiful beach complete with seaside restaurants, seagulls,...

Canterbury Tales

We’d gotten Brit Rail passes when we had arrived in London and they are what got us to Scotland and to Dover and to Cambridge. But there were 8 days worth of pass and I still had a few left so the plan was to use them to take me to places outside London on the weekends. This would...

Tennis Anyone?

Enough of us had stayed in London for our final weekend to make Reid Hall not quite as empty as usual.  I ran into some of our group at breakfast in the morning.  Some just wanted some time to see London befoere we ran out of time.  Suddenly we could all feel the clock ticking. Clock...