I've always had trouble with the phrase 'of all time', especially considering books or movies. But this book is most definitely, one of my my most favorite books 'of all time'. It was part of the reading list of my one of classes at school. For the life of me, I can't remember which … Continue reading Waxing Nostalgic – A Durrell Afternoon
Paths of Release
I write this in one of the most humid cities I have ever visited. Having just returned from a two-week long sightseeing tour in Sri Lanka, I'm finally catching up with updating this page and my other streams. In a few days I'll have my travel log up, but for now, this is one … Continue reading Paths of Release
Pink Sunday Mornings
This day started out well. Early morning run. Included running through spiderwebs that materialized on the path overnight. 85% awake conversation with parents. Follow-up nap (how awesome are post-running naps?!), breakfast and tea while watching How I Met Your Mother. Leaving early for the department. Feeling particularly tall as I wear my new tweed and … Continue reading Pink Sunday Mornings
This post is inspired by this excellent paper by Natnicha Bhumiratana, Koushik Adhikari and Edgar Chamberx IV. I highly recommend that anyone interested in food, perception and emotional links to food should read this (and related papers). The paper is mainly about developing an emotional lexicon for analyzing the emotions associated with coffee drinking. While … Continue reading Coffee Geographies
And now, for an indoor path. This is where one can find my supervisor. We don't meet as often as my other friends, but she's lovely and has that quality of focusing completely, and entirely on YOU when you're there. I took this picture the last time I met with her. First time I've met … Continue reading Anxious Waiting
Visualizing the Future
This weekend, I was in London with a friend of mine. We had planned to execute a number of very important tasks. Naturally, in order to accomplish those tasks, we first had to get distracted by food at Portobello Market and then the most amazing luxury gelato in the universe. I don't think I can … Continue reading Visualizing the Future
I've been taking the bus quite a bit since I've been back. I'm not overly fond of the bus route, but more on that later. Whenever my knees permit, I walk. And over time, I've divided my path into a few distinct zones, depending on which direction I'm going in, time of day and how … Continue reading The Beginning
Paths to Recovery
Three pictures! This must be an occasion! And it is. And I promise these are all related. The first picture is of a bit-of-path almost halfway down my usual path home along the Marston bike path. It's one of two diverging bits that persuade cyclists to go one way and pedestrians to go the … Continue reading Paths to Recovery
Paths of Transience
I’m traveling. Going back to Oxford. Or leaving home. The distinction of where to go back to is becoming progressively blurrier. I fear that eventually I really won’t belong anywhere. This is rather worrying. Anyway, the picture today is of one of the loneliest and saddest paths in existence. Taken in the Dubai airport, … Continue reading Paths of Transience
Geographies of Fear?
I must confess that I've been suspicious of studies on emotion and affect when combined with geography. I'm still fairly new to the field, and having had the 'hard sciences' strongly ingrained from a lifetime of 'anything you can't measure in a lab or add numbers to, means nothing'. On the other hand, living in … Continue reading Geographies of Fear?