The Big Change

The US and the UK. Two very closely tied countries that are worlds apart both in distance and culture. There’s always the initial shock of arriving in a new place, even driving up north (the actual north) of my own state there’s an obvious change. But in arriving in London it’s a whole new world,…

Last Day (I’m not getting sentimental yet)

It was the last day and yes, this is a sad day. From our morning lecture to the final outing on the London Eye, it never felt like the end. We started the day at a small cafe in Soho, a film distributor came to talk to us about what he does. Distribution is often…

Some people don’t like photos

Today at Cambridge (both the town and the city) I tried my hand at some street photography. Now considering that I have a rather large and obvious camera, if I’m taking a picture of someone it becomes quote noticeable to them nearly immediately. Even though many people at most looked over and smiled, one person…

Coffee across a Continent

In Europe, I have had the grand opportunity to visit 6(ish) different countries: England, Wales, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Italy. This brings my current count of countries visited (aside from the good ol’ US of A) to 7 as well as two out of seven continents covered (the 7th country is…

Whoa. The park has a lot of very good dogs!

It’s our first official day in London headed up by our new fearless leader Sue. Today we went around Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, and later went to Accent to hear about Storytelling from Trish. Our time at the park was a very fun and leisurely welcome back to London, we went around to see…

Is It Worth It? – Warner Bros Studio Tour (Harry Potter)

Yes.   Yes was the short answer. The longer answer is “Absolutely yes.” I love film (that should be no secret) and the chance to see an actual film set (although converted to a museum at this point) was awesome. There were entire rooms and sections dedicated to every part of the filmmaking process from…

The History of Scotland vs. the “History” of the United States.

Every civilization has its history. Some span back across centuries, others millennia. This such as the instance for the US and Scotland. Both have their own history with differences and similarities and each has an effect on the current status of the country as well as a guideline for prediction of the future. However, there…