Category Archives: Education, Travel, Life Philosophy

Through manic eyes

The world looks like a photograph. I can’t concentrate. I’m out of breath with excitement; I’m itching to paint, to write, to think. About a week and a half ago, I felt my months-long dull mood begin to lift. Maybe … Continue reading

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Iceland Adventures: waterfalls, glaciers, sheep, and rainbows

It’s been two weeks since I’ve come back from my trip to Iceland, a fantastic (if tiring) vacation during which I hiked on a glacier, kayaked with seals, saw the northern lights, and had a lifetime’s worth of driving experience. … Continue reading

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Grammar, online

Almost everyone makes typos from time to time. It happens, even if we remember to reread before clicking “post”, “send”, or “publish”. In the age of informal Internet communication, the occasional misspelled or omitted word can be expected, and therefore … Continue reading

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Gods & Monsters

There’s a lot about religion (particularly of the Judeo-Christian variety) that makes me angry. But there’s two (related) aspects of religion I genuinely don’t understand. So let me try to think it through… 1. In America, and likely elsewhere in … Continue reading

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The better part of a Sunday

I was going to do laundry today, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Laundry (when I went away to college and it became my responsibility) has always been a hassle, a most unpleasant chore. I must have angered … Continue reading

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A week of cheese and ice cream—and some nature

I’ve been in grad school now exactly one year. Now, I’m not sure that means I deserved a vacation: I’ve only just chosen a lab, haven’t even come up with a thesis project yet, and in any case, this year … Continue reading

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Subway Sketches

Lately, I began to realize how much I miss art. On days when I’m in lab all day, there’s not much time to paint when I get home, or if there is, I’m usually too worn out to muster up … Continue reading

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