My name is Talya Leodari and I am an eclectic individual.
A native New Yorker who now lives in NW Connecticut, I have traveled and worked all over the world. The one place I’ve lived longer than my hometown is Newcastle-upon-Tyne in northern England where I lived for seven years during graduate school. The title of this blog reflects my affection for that city, in a reference that will be clear to any follower of Newcastle United.
My interests are varied, and my original purpose in writing this blog was to give myself a creative outlet while forcing myself to impose some discipline on my writing. As the long hiatus between posts shows, that clearly didn’t work, as work and family responsibilities intervened. What was intended as a way to keep in contact with far-flung friends and engage in conversations and dialogue about various topics has become a place to put my thoughts on education which I have come to view as the nexus of my interest in politics, art, and information.