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 …

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

Nothing Like a Library

Haskell Free Library, which straddles the border between the U.S. and Canada.

I can’t think of a place with more possible functions than a library. Throughout my life, it’s been a perfect location for hide-and-seek, alone time, contemplation on small …

20 minutes after goodbye

Grace and I are still standing in the mission lobby late at night, with me wondering what types of conversations are the most meaningful. Girls love to talk to each other about their boy situations (in fact, that happens on …

The finish line or the journey

This isn’t a unique struggle, the struggle between enjoying the moment and working towards a goal. Two examples from my life of late:

  • I wanted to climb as many of the 14ers (mountains above 14,000 feet) in Colorado. But in

Steve Rogers and the Trolley Problem


Upon watching Avengers: Infinity War for the first time since seeing it in the theater, there was one particular line that struck me the most. When the Avengers are discussing the impending threat of Thanos, Vision …

Creating New Precedents

A thought that came up while reading about civil rights cases for racial justice as well as gender equality: Counterintuitively, many landmark cases are brought by the historically advantaged portion of the population. Why is this the case?

  • Plessy v.

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