Monthly Archives: June 2013


A pilgrim is a wanderer with purpose, a purpose only they know. When you find peace within yourself you can be at peace with others. Mildred Lisette Norman [1908 – 1981] The textbook definition of a ‘Pilgrimage’ is “A journey of moral or spiritual significance. Usually a journey to a shrine or other location of […]

Film Review – Man of Steel

Film Review: Man of Steel Director: Zack Snyder Producer: Christopher Nolan Studio: Syncopy, DC Entertainment Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russel Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane An updated interpretation of one of the world’s most recognizable superheroes. Man of Steel follows the origins and dilemmas of Kal-El, also known as Clark Kent, as […]

University of Exeter: First Year Reflection

It has been a while since I wrote my last reflective piece and since I have just finished my first year at the University of Exeter I feel like now is a good time to look back at what worked, what didn’t work, and my hopes for the coming year. As I alluded to during […]

Why the world must support Edward Snowden

Unless you’ve been disconnected from all forms of news media for the past few weeks you’ve undoubtedly heard the name “Edward Snowden”. Edward Snowden is an American former technical contractor and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, a contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), before becoming disgruntled with his […]

Mythology and Comic Books

It is often said that our modern day comic book characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, and Batman are the “new mythological heroes” and in many ways this sentiment is true. However in others there simply cannot be a comparison, at least not at this point. Amongst the feathers of my odd upbringing is the tidbit […]

Italy 2011: Day Seven

In case you need bringing up to speed! 22nd September, 2011. Rome, Italy. I got another disjointed nights’ sleep, a rough night for sure but nowhere near as bad as Tuesday’s so I was not going to complain too much. I got up around 9:00 in time for the start of the breakfast service, earlier […]