Rio+20 – Day 4: Reflections and Firsts

Our day started bright and early, with a wonderful alarm going off at 6:30 AM. Even though our presentations were finished, we continued to have a packed schedule, which was in no way a bad thing. It was both busy and relaxing at the same time. I was ready to tackle the day with whatever … Continue reading Rio+20 – Day 4: Reflections and Firsts

Rio+20 – Day 3: The Big Day

Our big day started off nicely. Since Kali had arrived a day later than intended, she had missed the first walk down Copacabana Beach. Copacabana was just as beautiful as the first time I walked down it, although thankfully a little cooler. At Kali’s insistence, the three of us shed our socks and shoes and … Continue reading Rio+20 – Day 3: The Big Day

Rio+20 – Day 2: Seeing the Beach and Meeting New Friends

Friday in Rio is now drawing to a close, and what a Friday it has been. I explored a little bit of the city, stood face-to-face with my fellow Future Influencers for the first time, and met many friendly students from all over the world. Yes, my first full day in Rio certainly turned out … Continue reading Rio+20 – Day 2: Seeing the Beach and Meeting New Friends

At the Precipice…

I once heard that the United Nations had appointed a scientist to be the Official Liaison for Outer Space Affairs. It was said that her job was to be the first contact in the event that an extraterrestrial species tried to make contact with Earth. Basically, she is the person that the aliens want to … Continue reading At the Precipice…


Warning: unedited stream of consciousness follows, may be difficult to comprehend. I don't know how many of you out there have heard, but a couple weeks ago a highly anticipated video game came out. You may have heard of it: Skyrim. Many of the guys in my dorm pre-ordered a copy and when the video game came … Continue reading Game-Changers