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Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Tour de France

I have a cycling-mad fiance, which means that every July is a month of the Tour de France. Usually I’m not that excited about it, but this year has been a Tour to remember. Cadel Evans won, which was very cool for several reasons (one of the main ones being that we lived in Australia […]

Summer in the garden

One of my favorite parts of summer in Vermont is being in the garden. It’s an experience that occupies all of the senses — the snap peas and blueberries that you graze on taste sweet, you see the many different shades of green in the leaves of different vegetables, you feel the texture of those […]

Heat wave!

Holy moly, it’s getting hot up here! It’s pretty rare for Vermont to get this hot, but I can tell you that it is definitely hot today! I’m not too sad to be spending most of the day in the air conditioned library, and I plan to make a trip to the river on the […]

Last Day of Summer Classes for Me

This is it, I’ve reached the end of my time at VLS. Sitting through my final class, taking the final and packing a few boxes are the only things standing in the way of hitting the road and heading back to DC. This has been an amazing experience and I’ve loved just about every moment. […]

Great study break

So, one of the best study breaks for the summer term has got to be the Tour de France. For most years until now, I have really not been able to watch much of the Tour because I haven’t had TV, and if I have had TV, I haven’t had Versus. But, of course now […]


Today was the graduation celebration for MELPs and LLMs. It was a celebration, as Marc Mihaly explained, and not a ceremony, because most of us actually still have work to do. Which is true. I am in the middle of a class right now, just finished the mid-term (which is a strange thing to have […]

So many choices…

One of the hardest things about the summer semester may be picking between all of the awesome classes offered each term. This term, there were several classes that sounded interesting, and two that I really wanted to take: Agricultural Policy and the Environment and Environmental Law and Finance. I ended up choosing Environmental Law and […]

Term 3, here we come

Well, the summer term is really very different from the other two terms. I just took the second session off and then had an additional week off because of the one week summer break that comes between the second and third terms during the summer. It feels like I’ve had a full-on vacation, which is […]