Discovering the French Riviera, Part One: Nice, France

The holidays already seem like a distant dream. I was frolicking across the French Riviera just a week ago, but it feels like an eternity. Perhaps the freezing Washington, DC air is to blame... At least I have fond and fresh memories to keep me afloat as I settle back into reality. This is the … Continue reading Discovering the French Riviera, Part One: Nice, France

A (Gothic) Confession, with a Splash of Color

I remember when I suffered through a wannabe-goth phase in middle school.  Needless to say, reminiscing on how desperate I was to purchase a black Nightmare Before Christmas hoodie to stomp ever-so-rebelliously through my El Paso, Texas, middle school's halls brings slight chills to my spine, as well as a few chuckles now and then. … Continue reading A (Gothic) Confession, with a Splash of Color

Heidelberg’s “Old Bridge”: A Romantic View Just Around the Riverbend

Bridges symbolize a plethora of ideas in literature, from connecting one entity to another seemingly separate one, and finally rising above things simply flowing "under the bridge."  They also denote isolation from life, as all forms of life, from humans to plants, require water to survive.  But, enough of philosophical talk (I was just trying … Continue reading Heidelberg’s “Old Bridge”: A Romantic View Just Around the Riverbend