Today is my birthday. Here are 25 things I've learned in these 25 years. Spend as much time in nature as possible. In the words of John Muir, "Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." Limit wastefulness as much as possible, especially material things. Most of … Continue reading 25 Things I’ve Learned in 25 Years
I don't do this blog for attention. I don't do it to "create content". I don't do it for likes, I don't do it for views, I don't do it for followers. My doing of this blog, my writing, is not necessarily going to solve anything. It's not driven by logic. No creative pursuit is … Continue reading Why do you do this blog?
A Response to the (Opinion) Article: “How We Destroy Lives Today” by David Brooks, The New York Times David Brooks is right: political polarization is no longer about the issues. It’s about rushing to judgments “powered by crude prejudice and social stereotyping” and expounding on those judgments with a megaphone on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. … Continue reading More Than a Moment
Recently my application to a prestigious scholarship was rejected, which provoked a range of emotions. My initial thoughts and feelings? Hurt. Disappointed. Might brb and silently cry in the bathroom. Then, bitterness and despair. Why was I audacious enough to believe I had a chance? Then, bored of self-pity fairly quickly, I became indignant. They … Continue reading On Rejection
The forward was coming on fast, perpendicular to me, both of us racing for the same ball. I was on defense, and my team was up 1-0. I beat him to the ball, but just barely, and he made his arrival known. I can’t remember how he ended up on the ground, the ball and … Continue reading On Tearing My ACL(s)