Caroline Randall Williams Brings Perspective, Expertise, to the Hill

Caroline Randall Williams Brings Perspective, Expertise, to the Hill

Caroline Randall Williams has deep roots at MBA. After all she spent many of her formative year making friendships with the boys of the Hill, before leaving for prep school in the Northeast and later Harvard. For the Nashville native, whose mother co-taught with Mr. Gioia, coming to MBA has been like coming home. She joins an accomplished English department at MBA with a few achievements of her own; Ms. Williams is the published author of a collection of poems, Lucy Negro, Redux, and a cookbook, Soul Food Love. I recently sat down with Ms. Williams and had the opportunity to discuss her thoughts on MBA, writing, and coming home.

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Failing Upwards on the John Muir Trail

Failing Upwards on the John Muir Trail

    After a demanding 5 months of planning, stressing, and preparation, I was finally at the trailhead in Yosemite National Park and ready to start the John Muir Trail with one of my closest friends, Sandy. The time to talk about it was over, and it was time to actually hit the trail and go for it. The nerves were high but I couldn’t have been more excited for what the next 15 days and 215 miles of adventure would entail. After a quick afternoon hike of 4 miles, we pitched our tent for the first night looking over the meadows of Tuolumne and had a dinner of dehydrated rice and chicken in a plastic bag before heading to bed with a mind full of excitement and nervousness.  

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