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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 | By samhitt | Views [110]

Zermatt is a busy place on a Sunday afternoon. I tried the local barley soup waiting for Sky to arrive from Basel. Not bad. Now to find some good chocolate. You think everyone in Switzerland is rich (average income nearly $80,000/year) and speak English.... Read more >


Fri, 20 Jun 2014 | By samhitt | Views [140]

I come to Switzerland to understand black America? At breakfast this morning I inadvertently start a debate between AD, young articulate black poet in graduate school at Clemson and Michael, older passionate and equally articulate black New Yorker originally ... Read more >

Finish Line

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 | By samhitt | Views [152]

Time is a blur of classes, conversations, readings and general confusion. That’s what it feels like as I approach the finish line. Last night after Slavoj Zizek’s talk I walked down the hill with him. The back of his shirt was wet with sweat.... Read more >


Sun, 15 Jun 2014 | By samhitt | Views [121]

The clouds have moved in. It’s cool again. Sinuses flared up last night and have had an upset stomach. Feeling better this morning, hopefully will have enough energy for hike to waterfall this afternoon. It’s our day off from classes. Paul ... Read more >

Half Time

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 | By samhitt | Views [121]

The dandelion greens are enormous. They’re everywhere, on the hillsides where rye and barley used to be grown, coming up in cracks in the pavement and as weeds in the many little front door veggie patches. Haven’t seen anyone picking them.... Read more >

Week Two

Mon, 9 Jun 2014 | By samhitt | Views [155]

Could that be angelica? Yes, indeed, a four foot beauty growing in a corner of the strawberry bed I walk by on my way between living quarters and eatery. Check first to see if anyone is looking, then casually break off some new growth. Very delicious ... Read more >


Sat, 7 Jun 2014 | By samhitt | Views [131]

Still here studying away, recently with EGS founder Wolfgang Schirmacher. Extremely eccentric. Delivers a steady stream of disconnected antidotes, jokes, insults, autobiolgraphical details and general nonsense. Almost walked out the first day. Now I ... Read more >


Sat, 7 Jun 2014 | By ifonlytheycouldseeit | Views [1322]

Exceptions, peculiarities, curiousness and minorities, everywhere on the globe, are also determinants of social development. These essential elements contribute to the progress of Mankind and to the evolution of our understanding. For years, experts ... Read more >

Tags: culture, development, dissonance, geography, group, harmony, languages, mankind, worldwide

Photos: Switzerland

Fri, 6 Jun 2014 | By lauren_russell | Photo Gallery

I took a weekend in March of 2014 and went to Geneva, Switzerland. I ate some amazing food, and met even more amazing people. Here is photographic evidence.
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 | By samhitt | Views [139]

German troops during WW I were given poems by Hoelderlin to inspire defense of the fatherland. In our final day with Critchley we study his unfinished tragic play Empedocles. Hegel, his college roommate called Hoelderlin "the beautiful soul". He wrote ... Read more >

Day Two

Tue, 3 Jun 2014 | By samhitt | Views [128]

Walk up the mountain this morning before class. A light drizzle. Snowy peaks in the clouds. Felt good to be moving. Yesterday, six hours with Prof. Simon Critchley on "Tragedy's Philosophy" arguing that tragedy articulates a philososphical view that ... Read more >

Tags: egs

Arrive in Saas Fee

Sun, 1 Jun 2014 | By samhitt | Views [132]

Great start! Met Dr. Diane Davis and Dr. Victor Vitanza at the Zurich train station. Also, a couple students from Chicago but didn't get their names (will remedy that when we meet for our first dinner in 20 minutes). Read about Davis and Vitanza on ... Read more >

The Day Before

Wed, 28 May 2014 | By samhitt | Views [113]

Hello All, Day before leaving for Saas Fee. HELP! The garden is screaming DON'T GO. I'm off to see Dr. Oti to about a sore tooth, then to check with Credit Union to alert them to my travel plans, get vitamins, visit Travel Bug, etc etc. The pull of ... Read more >

Tags: preparing

Battle with the Swiss Alps

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By hernandezjess | Views [206] | Scholarship Entry

3000 meters up with nowhere to go but down, my friends and I find ourselves in the heart of the Swiss Alps surrounded by dandelion fields, snow-kissed mountain peaks and towering pine trees overlooking the valleys. “I just wanted some fondue,” whines ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Kid, You'll Move Mountains!

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By sarah-heubner | Views [170]

This is my application for the World Nomads Scholarship 2014, the longer version I wrote when I thought the limit was 2500 words, not 2500 characters ! Kid, You’ll Move Mountains! Zermatt, Switzerland, 13th September 2013. Hiking boots, ... Read more >

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