Last weekend I completed the D.C. Rock n' Roll Marathon. As I recounted in the vlog and the brief blog post, my body was not at all prepared to endure 26.2 miles of running. In years past, setting aside time every week to train for a race was seamless. Running was just another part of… Continue reading Running vs. My (Future) Career
I'm nearing the end of another semester of college. I've weathered capricious professors, bad break-ups, and numerous existential crises in the past two years. But finally, I cracked. Last week I came down with a nasty cold. My symptoms resembled bronchitis and mononucleosis, though the jury at the Health Center remained out. In the face of… Continue reading Perspectives from Death’s Doorstep
vlog (n.)- a chronicle of a person’s experiences, activities, and thoughts as conveyed through the medium of video. To date, I’ve made two eighteen-minute vlogs on my trips to Israel and Peru. Although I practically grew up with a camera in my hand, filming my adventures in Israel was the first time I was simultaneously… Continue reading This is How I Travel Vlog
As the entire eastern seaboard encounters the worst winter storm since Nemo (which occurred only two years ago), schools, flights, and even grandma's bridge club have all been cancelled. Leaders from several states issued travel bans yesterday, ordering all vehicles to stay off the roads. It appears that even New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has broken out… Continue reading Winter Storm Juno
After a weeks of suffering from seasonal-affective disorder, complimented by a slight depression concerning all things future-related, I've decided that perhaps life isn't so bad. Yeah, I'll concede, that for most of us, life can really suck. Every waking moment is spent searching for food or water. Never feeling peace of mind. Always vigilant, ready… Continue reading Life Isn’t So Bad
"Those who seek rest find boredom. Those who seek work find rest." I love that quote. In fact, I'll probably use it as my senior quote in next spring's yearbook. If you've ever worked hard and then enjoyed the sweet relief of free time, the quote sounds like an eternal truth. But there is a… Continue reading The Problem with Free Time
Think about freedom for a moment. Try to picture it. I always think of a blue bird flying at the base of a mountain without a care in the world. But what does it truly mean to be free? Next to democracy and love, freedom is undoubtedly one of the ambiguous words in the English… Continue reading What is Freedom?