Cat Adoption!

This weekend, my roommates and I took the plunge and adopted a cat. This is Nestor, a three year old Tabby male. He was found abandoned on the street and the original shelter that found him was going to euthanize him as he was very unfriendly when they found him. Luckily, the Empty Cages Collective…

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Adventures in New York: First Coney Island Day of the Summer Part II

More goofing around on the boardwalk. I really think that going with such an amazing group of people made our trip to Coney Island so beautiful. People who will go back to Nathan's all afternoon, be content just sitting on the beach, and of course friends who will ride the Wonder Wheel, even the swinging…

Adventures in New York: First Coney Island Day of the Summer Part I

  On a whim (and by on a whim I mean about a 5 days before), Sarah suggested that we gather a group and travel out to Coney Island. I went there once last summer and was eager to go back. The weather seemed as if it would be perfect, sunny and 60s. I didn't…

Adventures in Turkey: Thermosos

This past May, I traveled to Turkey for my final graduate school field seminars. One of the sites we visited was the ancient city of Thermosos atop a mountain. While the city itself turned out to be rather impractical (difficult to have water, supplies, etc), the backdrop for their theater is breathtaking.  I just wanted…