Category Archives: travel

Adventures in Mexico – Part 1

Popol Vuh: The Creation Story of the Maya This is an account of the beginning, when all was stillness, silence, and water. There was no light, no land, no plants, no people, and no animals. Six deities, covered, in green and blue feathers, lay in the primordial waters: the Framer and the Shaper, Tepew and Quetzal...

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New England Cranberry Bog

The white monotone sky and the grey trees without leaves provided a blank canvas that contrasted the bright red berries, floating in perfect circles.  The individual berries were so small, but together with the small green flecks of leaves dotting the surface they made an ever-changing composition in the water. Recently, we had the opportunity...

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Oh, Canada!

Canada Road Trip  | Cooking Architecture

We went to Canada for the weekend.  It’s kind of amazing that you can get in a car and just go to another country, but Boston is closer to Montreal than it is to DC.  It’s kind of magical, you cross an arbitrary line decided upon a couple of hundred years ago and all of...

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A Year in Photos

With tree branches sagging under the weight of the recent snowfalls, things look simple and beautiful. And this past year has been about just that. Although I tend to be quite nostalgic, I don’t reflect much at the end of years, trying to keep forward momentum. But this year was so rich with food, family,...

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Last Day of Summer

Today is last day of the best summer of our lives.  I know…it’s a large and dramatic claim. But after graduating from graduate school, having the most incredibly joyous wedding, and driving 12,000 miles around this beautiful country, this one will be hard to beat. As Cambridge begins to emit that unique back-to-school feeling, it’s...

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Across the Country

Last week, I submitted my thesis document to the university, packed up my little red suitcase, and flew across the country.  I went to visit two of the most amazing women I know for some much needed vacation before the final crunch of finishing graduate school. {That would be NOW!}  I wanted to share some...

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A Visit to Japan

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Japan with the studio I am currently taking at MIT. It was an amazing experience, far too short, at most times overwhelming, but definitely one of the most memorable things I have done in the last couple of years. Japan, or the little that...

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