Category Archives: in which I ask the big questions


I’m working at a summer camp here at Stanford for the summer, which is a surprisingly similar experience to GOING to summer camp. All of the relationships are seriously accelerated. By the end of the first week, people have grouped (or coupled) into their super-amazing-forever friend/loveinterest clumps. By the second week, they’re an old established [...]

these are a few of my…things

So, it’s been a turbulent couple of weeks around here. I’m not going to go into it, the internet being a public forum and all, but no worries, I’m finding my feet again. However, I’m still pretty much operating at minimum functional capacity. I’m getting the vital stuff done, but everything on the list below [...]

Shining Examples

In an effort to maybe someday be able to do a respectable number of “big kid” pushups, I’ve been undertaking an exercise program with a couple of my suitemates. It’s about 30 minutes long, including warm-up and cool-down and is structured in circuits. 3 minutes of strength training, two minutes of cardio, and a minute [...]


This quarter I have the first creative writing workshop of my Stanford career that is led by someone OTHER than my first poetry teacher, whom I seem to have minorly stalked through all of his course offerings over the past year. This quarter, class is led by Mark Doty, who is charming and wonderful in [...]

How Are You?

When I was in high school, an employee of my father’s had a vasectomy. Now, you may be thinking that this is a strange thing to tell the Internet, but bear with me. After the surgery, the man in question (let’s call him Fred, shall we?) had a very bad reaction to healing, and somehow [...]

my very important life

I never feel like I have enough time to do everything. There’s always reading, or writing, or thinking, or applying to jobs to be done, and I never, ever have enough time to do it all. And this would probably be reasonable, considering that I’m a Stanford junior without a summer job (yet) who is [...]

political revelations

Today, I discovered that one of my new favorite people is quietly a Republican. This is a fact she works quite hard to keep on the DL, which both surprises me and makes an awful lot of sense. I always assume that young, Californian Stanford students are liberals, for no real reason other than the [...]

I, Democrat

I wrote this as a comment on this post, but then it got long and required spellcheck and paragraphs, and I decided that it really should live over here. So read the original post first and then come back here. It’s ok. I’ll wait. Back? Excellent. I seem to be in the minority here, but [...]

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