En Concluso

Home is good. For me, "home" means all good things: being able to walk around barefoot, having the "right" kinds of food in the fridge, late-night conversations with old friends, driving, soft toilet paper, single-faucet sinks, love-cooked meals, and lots and lots of hugs. I made it back home on Wednesday, after having traveled since …

Easter Break, Part V

FRANCE: Food, Wine, and Nutella After the Italian all-nighter, I was gathered up at Marseille by Megan (from Vanderbilt) who brought me to Aix en Provence - which seemed a French version of both St. Andrews and Vanderbilt. Megan and I spent three days with the other Vanderbilt-in-France kids, doing nothing. Nothing. It was perfect, …

Coming Soon

For all of you - and by "you" I mean my mother, Casey and Jessica - who have been anxiously waiting for a new "Where is Mark" entry, have no fear. Once I can get into my room, shower and change into fresh pants (here implying both British and American meanings), you shall have pictures …

Pitlochery

While I'm not really feeling a thoughtful entry about our 12-mile day-hike in Pitlochery, I thought I might share some pictures. Here you go! By the way - I have been putting up all of the pictures as thumbnails because I don't know how to resize them easily when uploading... The view from our lunch …

Edinburgh & Glencoe

Ahh, adventure. This weekend was quite full, with a visit from Megan Russell (From Ruston, Vanderbilt, and France in that order) and friend Sarah on Thursday, followed by a Scottish train ride (first ever!) to Edinburgh to meet Matt, Andrew, Murat and Sean for a weekend in Glencoe (click here for beautiful pictures). Matt is …