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What I Told the Princeton Review about Haverford

Some use of hyperbole in the below; I wrote it in 30 seconds: I have a part time job at a software development company in downtown Philly, so I get to see the city a lot. I also really love Philadelphia for being what it is. I feel like I’m an outlier in all those [...]

NPR: A Philosophy of Journalism that is dying?

I haven’t posted in a long time. We’re just going to accept this as a fact and move on. I just read this article: http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/10/20/lisa_simeone_soundprint_freelancer_fired_after_npr_began_investi.html I love NPR. I’m sure many listeners will be angry at this decision, and it might balloon into a similar (though no doubt smaller) controversy as Juan Williams’ firing last [...]

Barcelona Day 5: ¿Quieres tomar algo?

Today, Friday January 14th, marked the end of orientation and the start of my first “real” and only class at the IES Center, Advanced Intensive Spanish 350. It would be 3 hours a day, 3 days a week, but I decided to take this intensive section for several reasons: first, it permitted me to have [...]

Barcelona Day 4: Fitting In

By now, Thursday January 13 (I’m aware I’m woefully behind on posts), I felt I was starting to get the hang of things. I had my second “City and Urban World” class at the Pompeu this morning, and I woke up at 7am with the same ease as before – or insomnia if you look [...]

Middle of the Road

I’m very comfortable with this result: Created by Oatmeal

Themes

So, in case you haven’t noticed (you would have only noticed if you visited at some other point today), I’m moving away from my old “Titan” theme (potentially) and trying out some others. I’m naturally indecisive when it comes to things like this, and its especially hard since I’m not entirely sure what I want. [...]

OK, I’m not done yet but…

…knowing I have this blog and I can’t use it for blabbing about other topics than Russia until my verbose self finishes writing about the trip (don’t even get me started on how Alaska travelblogging turned out) is going to drive me nuts. Then it hit me: why the heck do I have to finish [...]

The Rewards and Challenges Of a Life of Blogging

I’m disappointed. I started this blog for a few reasons. One, I had a series of significant travel trips coming up, and I wanted a medium like a public “travelogue” to document my activities in far-off lands. I returned from Alaska last week, and I’ve been meaning to write up more on my experences there. [...]

New Domain Name! www.AndrewBThompson.com

Hey all, Finally got the site registered under a real, bona-fide domain. Woot! I think it has a connotation of professional, but not too pompous. It is my name after all, and I’m not a pompous person.