“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all … More

Shiny, All-Too-Shiny

Source: dcgmentor.wordpress.com 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