In Praise of Unnecessary Knowledge

A few days ago, I started a new daily habit of writing a fun fact on the whiteboard on the door to my room. These facts aren’t things I learn in class. They aren’t “life hacks” or inspirational quotes. They …

Beethoven and Greene

I’m someone who has always loved hearing and learning stories, and ever since I was young, many of my favorite songs have been those with distinct, unique stories embedded in them. For me, the depth and coherence of a narrative …

Liberal Arts

Division III knows the world is made of numbers.

Division II knows the world is made of ideas.

Division I knows the world is made of stories.

And they are all correct. The great privilege of a liberal arts education …

“To play so as to be relaxed and refreshed for work is not to play, and no work is well and finely done unless it, too, is a form of play.”–Alan Watts

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 …

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