Shiny, All-Too-Shiny

Source: Those following American higher education are no doubt familiar with William Deresiewicz, former Yale Professor and author of the bestselling book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, a scathing critique of the culture of elite universities in the U.S. I was exploring some of his old … More Shiny, All-Too-Shiny

“There’s no beauty without poignancy and there’s no poignancy without the feeling that it’s going, men, names, books, houses–bound for dust–mortal–” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

Your daily dose of feel-good inspiration.  “The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” ― Stephanie Perkins I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself. ― Emma Watson


A very overdue post on turning eighteen. There comes a day in all of our lives that we must inevitably pass the threshold of adulthood. For me, that day was last week. It’s a funny age, eighteen. To some – high-schoolers, for example – I am a grown-up mature adult. To others I am young and … More Eighteen

On identity

A long-winded rant. When I was little, my favorite Disney sitcom was Hannah Montana. Huddled in the dark basement with a bowl of popcorn, my best friend and I would watch episode after episode. We knew the theme song by heart and would sing along during the opening. “You get the best of both worlds … More On identity

Misconceptions: “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

A wonderful post written by on my friend Gloria on the role of choice in our everyday lives and how the paths we chose to follow shape who we are. There is no one correct path, but simply following through with and making the best of our decisions is all we can do. I doubted if I should ever … More Misconceptions: “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost