Monthly Archives: June 2018

Casablanca

Hello from Casa! I’m writing this to you while eating a cookie in a host family’s apartment in Casablanca. It’s a new host family, just for a night, while we spend the weekend here. They have a gorgeous multi-level apartment. Click to enlarge any photo. Today we went to visit Addictest’s counterpart in Casablanca, and… Read more »

Language is Water

I’ve found the adolescence I always wanted in my adulthood. Growing up, the idea of going wherever I want, whenever I want, with my friends has finally come true. In my adulthood I’ve found a community thicker than the thieves who stole my childhood, who bullied it out from under me. This trip to Morocco… Read more »

Intro

I will be analyzing the splash dynamics of a Newtonian mixture and colloidal suspensions in the Driscoll Physics Lab. Splashing is a meaningful area of study due to its relevance in art, technology, and nature. First, one can understand how the physical properties of paint residue produce the final appearance of a painting by analyzing drop patterns in watercolor… Read more »

My Feet Hurt: I Think I Walked All of Rabat Today

I meant to post this yesterday, but I got so tired that I ended up falling asleep. So here it is, a day late. I had my first day of classes yesterday! The morning was stressful because we had to coordinate getting me to the building where I’ll be taking  classes. We called the coordinator,… Read more »

The Conception:

The bodies of Ancient Greek women were erupting. Discharge, menstruation, lactation, lachrymation, childbirth: their insides were violently pouring and ripping out, according to Hippocrates, Aristotle, and Soranus, the male pioneers of gynecology and obstetrics in the 5th Century BCE – 2nd Century CE Greece. Whether through the description of childbirth as dirty and animalistic or… Read more »

The Beach!

Yesterday we had a small snafu when starting the day’s programming. A Lankey rep was supposed to come pick me up but they had a personal emergency so I ended up taking the tram with my host sister to the Addictest center. Once we got there, it was beach time! Miryiam’s mother drove us in… Read more »