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WANDERLUST

WANDERLUST

n the past I have not understood what the definition of this word was. Wanderlust sounds hipster, artsy, fanciful. It evokes a mental image of worn leather boots and a rucksack. Of a free spirit who packs up the few essentials he needs and takes off into the wild blue yonder to see the world, without any kind of plan. In a way, I think this idea of wanderlust is fascinating...

Nazionale boots

Nazionale boots

I had gone through so many shoes in the months I studied in Rome, not just the regular wear to expect from the walking in a walker-friendly city every day. My summer sandals literally lost the soles. Leather along the heels ripped. Toes of my boots came unglued.  My feet, like you might guess, took a...

Cheers: To Albert

Cheers: To Albert

There is a small chapel in the building where undergraduates as well as Masters students take courses at the university. The Albertus Magnus Chapel was modest and great care had evidently been taken to gather the holy articles found there since there was an eclectic assortment of decoration and ornamentation, but still with a symmetrical arrangement. Stained glass windows of saints, French-inspired Joan of Arc, John the Baptist, and French King Louis, along with Augustine, could be a delight for the eyes, even if knowledge of the life and work of each stood unknown and uninteresting