“’Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world,’ he said wisely one day, ‘but people don’t know what it is like or how to make it.’” – Francis Hodgson Burnett The musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel The Secret Garden first blew onto the Broadway scene in April 1991. The production was… Continue reading 25 Years Later, ‘The Secret Garden’ is as Magical as Ever
A few weeks ago I finally got the chance to see a film called Begin Again starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. I remember seeing posters for this movie plastered all over the Tube station platforms while I was in London and making a mental note to see it as soon as possible, but then I got back to… Continue reading Begin Again
Guys, I just got this HUGE burst of excitement for the future. It really doesn’t make any sense, because right now I’m dragging myself through the mud trying to force myself to study for finals, and you would think that would be enough to make anyone lose all their joy for living. But I can’t… Continue reading Sophomore Jitters
“The first weeks of summer were long over. There was a feeling that the wheel was turning again – slowly now, but soon to go faster. She wasn’t certain what her journey might bring, but this much she knew: it would be something of her own choosing.” – Tuck Everlasting It has now been nearly… Continue reading Desserts, Downpours & Departures: Week 6
I don’t know how you folks have been holding up this past week, but here in London it has been HOT. Well, it’s really only gotten up to about 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but you see, here in Europe they don’t believe in air conditioning as much as we do in the States. Actually, they hardly believe… Continue reading Perspiration, Potter & Poke Bonnets: Week 5
Once again I am posting a day late and I apologize, but you will see why when I write about the busy and exciting weekend I spent in the north of the country later on! Last Tuesday was our second day of class, and we spent it watching two different adaptations of Sense and Sensibility. This class… Continue reading Moriarty, Monks & Malfoy Manor: Week 4
I realize this isn’t following the pattern of my once-weekly post, but I have a few things to say and I can’t wait until next week to say them. The blog posts I’ve written on this trip have mainly centered around events and places and things, but I realized that I haven’t explained why I… Continue reading Why Am I Here?