Monday, October 16, 2006

Just another day...

It was just another day in La Rochelle...
The sun was shining and the air smelled of iodine and salt of the Atlantic ocean. It was as though summer refused to leave...but things can never stay the same for long.

Anyway, just thought I'd post something here. It's almost midnight and I've just finished working on my presentation for tomorrow afternoon.

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Sunday, October 15, 2006


oh finally i 've managed to post on this blog! People! how are you?I’m fine but busy: I’m working for an internship in an Italian tv station, and some days it’ s great , others it is totally boring!

I’m really looking for my Christmas holidays, since I will be spending some days in NYC. I’ve always dreamt to go there and at Christmas time it should be magic( and freezing, right Justin?). Moreover could you imagine how shocking it will be for someone who lives in a 3000souls village to go there?

I’m spending my time doing usual things, going out, cinema, very few dancing nights (i'm not trained for yia mass anymore!) missing lessons at uni, wondering when and why going to Belfast in January and so on. PEOPLEE!! YES I agree with Justin 's idea to catch up so I really want to organize a meeting somewhere!. Maybe one weekend in Bristol when I'll be living in Belfast it’s not a problem as well as in some other city around… so let's go to Bristol together! by now lots of love to everybody!fede!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

October in Montana, USA

My friend Tony's front yard on Salmon Lake, MontanaHello everyone! Hopefully we get more people posting again soon. But for now a quick update from Montana and some more photos (see my previous post for instructions on how to put in photos).

As some of you know, I just spent a fabulous month (most of August) in Spain with Ana (photos here). Now I'm back in Montana and super super busy. I'm taking a full course-load in Philosophy for a Masters degree and I'm also teaching Buddhism at the University of Montana.
Main Hall at The University of Montana-Missoula
This is probably the most beautiful time of the year in Montana, as the deciduous trees turn from green to yellow, orange, and red and the leaves fall to the ground, creating a yellow-orange carpet with bits of green grass poking through. The skies too are incredibly beautiful, with purple evenings and vivid red and pink sunsets. This is the time of year when I'm most happy to be in Montana.

Soon, though, it will get very very cold and I'll wish I were in England or Spain! Then I'll try to do some travels for school and work, including Hawaii in January (again) hopefully. Then in February I'll go to Ohio (not too interesting). But finally, in March I plan on coming back to BRISTOL!!!!! for a postgraduate conference and to visit schools in Liverpool and London to hopefully do my Ph.D. there.
a deer eating grass on campus at UM
So all of you still at Hodgkin House or elsewhere in Bristol, I'll want to see you! I hope to spend a whole week in Bristol, so I'll have lots of time to visit and catch up. the view from the top of Illinois Peak, near the Idaho boarder

Well that's all for me for now. I'm super busy with all of my classes and teaching. And I miss you all, and miss being so close to the world (Montana is a long ways from EVERYTHING!) so do come visit me if you can! It's far away, but it is beautiful here.

Bestest of wishes to you all! - Justin Whitaker