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Ryan

Ryan

Home Institution: Drake University

Internship Site: International Child Art Foundation

Program: International Affairs

Of Whys and Wherefores

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Well, faithful readers, it’s over. After squeezing as much as I could possible into my two suitcases, my computer case, and my backpack, I caught a flight back and am now typing this while looking out my window at the picturesque suburban Minnesota scenery before me.  

Of Direction and Discs

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Well, this is the penultimate entry in this blog, so I thought I’d mix things up a bit. Instead of hearing about the latest sights and sounds I’ve taken in, I’m going to focus on one particular thing that I learned this week. If you enjoy this, dear reader, then good! If not, well, you’re only stuck with me for one more week, so hopefully we can bury that hatchet.

Of Ends and Estonia

Monday, July 27, 2015

Well, faithful reader, we’re coming up on the end of the summer like a freight train bustling toward its destination. I want to thank you, both those I know who are reading (mom) and those anonymous faces out in cyberspace, for sticking it out this long. Now that my sappy aside is through, we can proceed without further ado to the past week’s highlights.  

Of Academics and Ant-Man

Monday, July 20, 2015

Greetings, faithful readers! We’re really hitting the home stretch here, but rest assured, I’m not swinging from the rafters yet. No, instead today’s blog is going to be one of those more introspective ones. This is a head’s up so you still have time to go turn on the television and something. Okay? You’re still here? Good, then let’s dive in.  

Of Graham and Ghosts

Monday, July 13, 2015

Welcome back, y’all! You might have noticed that bit of southern flair, just a hint of what I’ve been up to this week, after the hustle and bustle of the previous week. Rather than keep you in suspense, I’ll fill you in. I went to see Senator Lindsey Graham speak at the Atlantic Council on Wednesday morning. Now while I definitely wouldn’t consider myself a hundred percent aligned with him in matters of policy, I doubt that there’s any politician in the running to be president who wields his level of southern charm and wit.

Of Stages and Sovereignty

Monday, July 06, 2015

Alright, gang, we’re taking a different approach this week. I’m going to be talking about my internship a lot more and other events a lot less... because my week was shaped by the former and I figure you all might be interested in hearing the story of the festival that I helped set up. So buckle up, faithful readers, and get ready to dive in!  

Of Classes and Conventions

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Welcome, welcome, welcome!  Week four of my time in Washington, D.C. with The Washington Center has gone by and I guess you’re all eager to hear the juicy details. Well, by all means, read on and I shall indulge you.  

Of Conferences and Catalysts

Monday, June 22, 2015

Salutations and welcome back, true believer! It’s been an interesting week, for sure, but that’s practically a given in this city. The honeymoon period is over folks so let’s take a look at the past week without the rose-tinted goggles of yesterweek.  

Of Developments and Dinosaurs

Monday, June 15, 2015

Welcome back, faithful reader! It’s been an even busier week than the last, so I hope you’re all buckled in and ready to delve back into the excitement of Washington, D.C.! After the adjustments of last week, it was looking like I just might be settling into a routine here in the capital, but nothing is routine in this city.

Of Personalities and Presidents

Monday, June 08, 2015

Excelsior, true believers! Well, it’s been almost two weeks since I first landed in Washington, D.C., and it has been one whirling dervish of a ride already. From the first night of walking around the capital, I knew that I was in love with the city. I’m guessing some of you suburbanites or rural folk won’t know what I’m talking about, but for me every big city has a kind of rhythm to it. The music of D.C.



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