Hello all! It has been quite a while since my last entry. This is due to my return to the United States to spend time with family and loved ones during the holiday season. I returned to Belfast this past Saturday and have been busy putting the finishing touches on semester papers. Though they are not due for a couple of weeks I am leaving for Morocco on Saturday, where I will be for seven days, and am sure not to get any work done while I am there. So these past few days have been filled with research, writing, and preparation for next semester's classes.
While it was nice to be home for a couple of weeks I find myself very happy to be back in Northern Ireland. It is truly a wonderful place and I very much enjoy the life that I lead here. I am back running/training with my Abbey teammates which is always a joy; a bunch of good natured pranksters. However, those stories are not to be shared on a public blog. But those of you familiar with the psyche of runners can probably draw some reasonable conclusions.
But with this brief summary, I am off. I wish you all well in the new year and I will post my next blog upon returning from Africa.
A close friend of mine once told me, \"The world moves with or without us. We can accept that truth and act equal to the fact. Or we can exist inactively, as others shape the world into the place in which we live.\" These words have been significant in my life. They have inspired me to go places, see things, become involved in areas that I have been beyond fortunate to witness. And so I embark on my next adventure to Belfast, Northern Ireland to study Modern Literature at Queen\'s University. I hope it to not only be a formal education in the classroom, but also an understanding of a dif... full info