I leave for Santiago in 21 days! I have almost sealed the deal on my downtown Santiago apartment, and couldn’t be more excited.
The feeling of it all is starting to sink in a bit more. My dad paid off the balance on my tuition, and the books I ordered for the class arrived this week.
I only lived in Reno for four years, but in many ways it is where I “grew up.” How much more tragedy can my little college town handle?
I took two semesters of a book arts class in college and absolutely fell in love with the art. I learned to set type, mix ink and print on a traditional letter press. I hand carved my own lino cuts to print images, made paper and even bound my own book. And believe me, nothing makes you more appreciative of computers than dropping 20 lines of size 10 type you just set with tweezers.
This week’s faves: Lazy Days
This week’s faves: Guilty Pleasures
While I know journalism can make change in its own right, each story leaves me with a desire to do more. Teaching English as a second language is a perfect fit: a way I can meaningfully contribute to the world.