Interactive Learning on the Internet

It’s always fun to find a satisfying time-waster or quick game on the internet. It’s also always fun to stumble upon a website that explains complex topics or theories in an easily-understood or creative manner. Recently, I found both of …

You’re only given a little spark of madness and if you lose that, you’re nothing. – Robin Williams

Thoughts on a Decoration

I have the above poster on the wall in my dorm room. It caught my eye in my grandmother’s resale shop this past summer, and I picked it up to bring to college. It’s a decoration that I’ve given some …

Adjusting the Zoom

What would you do if you only had 5 minutes to live?

It can be fun to play around with this question, something I’ve done several times with different people over the years. The answers are often split between the …

Listen & Breathe

I never regret listening to anything by Alan Watts! This is my all-time favorite guided meditation. There’s a lot to take away from it, but I think it really captures the purpose of meditation: to locate oneself at the intersection …

The Holy Formula

Arguing about religion is hard. Even talking about it can be tough, because people’s religious beliefs are often very deeply held and tied directly or indirectly to their value structures, which then are tied in to the rest of their …

In Awe of the Scale

At the beginning of the bus ride home from our meet at Middlebury College last night, our team was treated to a magnificent sunset. The clouds and snowy fields created the perfect canvas for a multicolored celestial light show. I …

Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise

“Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise,” to me, is a song about making difficult decisions. I probably think of it that way because this song got me through a very stressful 48-hour decision-making period this past May. I had …

Ripple

“Ripple,” by the Grateful Dead, is my favorite song of all time. Listening to it brings me peace and bliss, as I’m lulled by the repeating melody, lush layers of instruments, and sweet, sweet voice of Jerry Garcia. However, it’s …

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