An insight into my ink. I've been trying to figure out how to make sure I publish on here regularly without writing useless filler articles that read like my high school diary, and while scratching my head, I thought of it: tattoos. Well, more like I saw it than thought of it, as my second tattoo is on … Continue reading Tattoos and Meaning
You haven't had a real university experience until you've been to a Danish "Friday bar." This past Friday was the Største Fredagsbar: an all-day, all-night event of sports games, friendly competition, free concerts, and lots and lots and lots of alcohol. Now, this isn't your typical fredagsbar. This annual event is put on by the Aarhus … Continue reading Fredagsbar and the social drinking culture
A small gallery from spending an afternoon on an Aarhus beach.
Disciplinary backgrounds affecting classroom discourse. This past Friday was our first actual class of the programme, the first lecture of our first module, "Reporting Global Change." It's going to last about a month, and is held at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, or DMJX for short. It was an incredibly long day because … Continue reading A Political Scientist in a Journalist’s World
Today we finally began the programme. It was a fairly short day, only noon to 16 (4PM), but it was wonderful to finally put voices to faces after "meeting" so many of my colleagues on Facebook. There are nearly 80 of us from over 40 countries: Denmark, USA, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Great Britain, The Netherlands, … Continue reading Orientation
All about the Aarhus Art Museum (Aarhus Kunstmuseum). Before I just jump in and start describing the eccentricities of the Aarhus Art Museum, I will fill in a bit about what I've been up to. Working! Exploring! Getting a little lost! Thinking there is a black hole or rip in the space time continuum on … Continue reading ARoS
Finally in Denmark. I made it to Denmark this past Wednesday, and so far am really enjoying myself. Stayed in Copenhagen for a couple of days to get my bearings and learn how treacherous the Danish language is (not really, but seriously), and am finding how remarkably similar the architecture is to that of Amsterdam … Continue reading Arrived!
So I'm sitting on a stiff couch in the hotel lounge up on the 12th floor. I'm drinking some espresso drink from the automatic machine to keep from passing out before it can brush my teeth; my feet are sore, it's been a long day. All of a sudden I look out the window … Continue reading Moment #1
And Preparing, oh my. Anyone who has known me for a few weeks, or at least has been inside my apartment, knows about my tendencies to hop on the planned-spontaneity train and get easily excited about, well, anything. Lately I have been funneling some of this energy into various Facebook groups and pages: ones set up … Continue reading Packing & Planning