Legend of the Graoully dragon and Saint Clement of Metz

      On the 23rd of November and on Christmas Eve, the people of the city of Metz in Northeastern France celebrate and feast the defeat of the Graoully dragon. Saint clement of Metz is venerated as the first Bishop of Metz, and according to tradition, he was sent by Saint Peter during the first century … More Legend of the Graoully dragon and Saint Clement of Metz

Ice Climbing

Since coming to Green Mountain College I have studied Adventure Education, a program to help students prepare to become leaders in the backcountry.  Some of the classes I have had to take include outdoor living skills, essentials of winter mountain travel, as well as an entire semester completely dedicated to traveling, hiking, biking, canoeing, backpacking, … More Ice Climbing

Break Time

As the winter season approaches and students finish taking exams there always seems to be a sense of excitement towards the idea of break.  I have felt it every semester.  There is something unique about the days and moments just before that second to last or perhaps last final exam.  The moment when you realize … More Break Time


Tonight has to be one of the most reflective nights I have had in a long while. I won’t be returning to Green Mountain College next semester (or any of the semesters to follow) and although I truly believe this to be the right decision for me at the time for multiple reasons, it has … More Bittersweet

Manon des Sources

     The direct sequel of Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources is the story of the daughter of the main character from Jean de Florette and her journey in achieving revenge from the two men who caused her father death. Released two weeks after Jean de Florette, this film, like its prequel, won many awards … More Manon des Sources

Jean de Florette

     A film of beauty, love, jealousy, betrayal, lying, revenge, and friendship, Jean de Florette is considered one of the best French films ever made.  Set in the beautiful Provence region of southern France, the film also stars three of France’s most famous actors;Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, and Yves Montand.       Released in 1986, the … More Jean de Florette

Vegetarianism, Veganism, and Local Food

(Photo from http://www.nomeatathlete.com/vegetarian-diet/) Veganism is strictly a plant based diet.  This involves avoiding all animal products (meat, dairy, eggs) and eating vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts.  Vegetarianism is a diet wich avoids consumption of meat.  In this diet, dairy, and eggs are eaten and all meats incluing beef, chicken, pork, turkey, and ham are avoided. … More Vegetarianism, Veganism, and Local Food