Talk Academic To Me

Dreams of Glass Castles

The first time I read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, I hated it. A memoir about a family—dysfunctional, charismatic, poverty-stricken and painfully stunning—The Glass Castle painted a picture that I could not bear to look directly at for the first few years that I knew it. There are few books that incite such anger… Read More Dreams of Glass Castles

Bite Me, Escape Routes

2017 Walkthrough of New Orleans

In such a lovely city, I wanted to make a quick list of my top, favorite things for when I return. If you want to read my walkthrough of my trip to New Orleans with more details about the individual places I mention here, check here, here, here, and here. BEIGNETS After trying three different beignet places across the… Read More 2017 Walkthrough of New Orleans

Bite Me, Escape Routes

Relaxing by the Quarter

The French Quarter is the part of Mardi Gras celebrations that is shown as wild and frisky. But when it’s not Mardi Gras season, it’s a wonderful opportunity to really get to know the area. We walked along the Mississippi river, which I had never seen before and was shockingly not as wide as I thought it… Read More Relaxing by the Quarter

Escape Routes

Smelling the Roses of Garden District

In a city with so many names, I was excited to delve right in! On our first full day, we stepped out onto the streets of the French Quarter to see some of the beautiful Easter decorations still hanging around. Although the area is called the French Quarter from its origins, most of the architecture and… Read More Smelling the Roses of Garden District