This past week in class, I was assigned to write a “clustering exercise.” Basically, this meant choosing or being assigned a word and then immediately jotting down 10-12 or so words which I believed were associated with it. Then I had to write a brief few sentences which incorporated most of what I had quickly thought of. Some other students chose poems while I preferred my own stream of consciousness on the subject. Here are my results and yes, they are chock full of subtle Game of Thrones references (it was especially on my mind for some reason that morning…like every morning).