As in the words of Mary Catherine Bateson I am Composing a Life.

At the moment that is as a graduate student living in Phnom Penh for the summer (2010) interning with International Bridges to Justice.

In August, 2009 I moved from Washington, DC to Somerville, Massachusetts to attend The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and I’m really happy I did. I love and adore the Fletcher school and its wonderful community.

I’m into a wide-range of activities, ideas, topics, themes, mottos and mantras so I won’t try to list them all here. They’re ever-changing.  Expect to hear about me having fun and enjoying life, music, dance, cooking and eating good food, good conversation and debates, being active in my endeavors, positivity and passionateness and a host of intersecting life-academia themes including: international law, environment and resource policy, civil resistance aka nonviolent conflict or nonviolent struggle, conflict resolution and negotiations, geopolitics, and-and-and, etc.

Thanks to my parents, I consider myself an ever-inquisitive and interested person. I started Asi es la vida because to chronicle and reflect on a summer in Buenos Aires. I also wanted to to work on my writing. I still really want to improve my writing so please jump in to provide feedback, comments or suggestions, I appreciate it all!

Now that I’m back in the States studying international affairs/law/diplomacy I’ve decided the focus of this blog will be about life as a graduate student. That is, after all, what I’m up to, and an angle from which I expect all experiences will be relevant.

So welcome and I hope you enjoy!

~Althea

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