by Mackenzie Patel Some scholars posit there are only six basic emotions; others run willy-nilly in the universe and declare that there are hundreds! Either way, I’m pretty sure I’ve experienced every possible emotion—ranging from heartbreak to exhilaration—in the past month. So many truly exciting and abnormal things have happened that it’s hard to separate… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel Hallo World Travelers! Two weeks ago, I hopped onto a train to Luzern (Lucerne in German), a Swiss city that was much bigger and bustling compared to my secluded, angelic hamlet of Engelberg. I only had a few hours in this historic place, but I managed to sightsee to the fullest and… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel Hello World Travelers! I just returned home from a stellar two week jaunt in Europe, complete with an overdose of culture, LOTS of wine, and good-looking young men dotting the urban and rural landscapes like attractive cattle. I traveled with my mother and grandparents as this trip was my high school graduation… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel Hello World Travelers! I am very lucky to have amazingly talented friends that appreciate subjects as diverse as art history, B.C. Calculus, and the works of Faulkner. A few of these amigos of mine are taking A.P. Art History at my school, a fascinating course that is so much more than just… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel Recently, I just finished reading the oh-so-cheerful (*sarcasm disclaimer*) The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, an American novelist that is best known for her tumultuous personal life and her eventual suicide. However, despite her inner turmoil and her knack to color every thought with shades of black, dark blue, and gray, her… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel Stately nudes inhabiting the kaleidoscopic bullring. Flies swarming about the place like darts of coal. A dwarf-like boy anchoring the right side of the canvas with a sailor cap and hoop. Of course, the painting I am referring to is “The Hallucinogenic Toreador” that was painted by the eclectic Salvador Dali from… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel Watch my video on how to make calligraphy letters here:       Hello world travelers! I have been able to write in the calligraphic script for about 6 years now, so I thought I would do a simple tutorial for my viewers. Nowadays, it is quite easy to write calligraphy because… Read More