05/30/17, 10:37am, sitting on my bed in Beijing, in the middle of reading Calvino’s Invisible Cities

It has come to my attention that I have in the past devoted significant amounts of time towards gaining a single adjective attached to my being, like being well-read, or being carefree, or being obliviously attractive. I’m not proud of it, but I’m also not yet sure whether I should be ashamed of it.

05/29/17 3:32pm, sitting at the supper table with LaoLao reading Einstein’s Dreams

Reading novels like Einstein’s Dreams, texts that survey human life and distill it to simple actions of arbitrary and interchangable men and women — always put me in an odd state of mind. The Bible. One Hundred Years of Solitude. I can’t quite describe it. It takes me out of the present, takes me outContinue reading “05/29/17 3:32pm, sitting at the supper table with LaoLao reading Einstein’s Dreams”

8/15/16, 9:29pm

8/15/16, 9:29pm, notes on iPhone walden the importance of reading but also that he prioritized living in the nature the sounds – minimal human sounds, lengthy descriptions of nature (birds, leaves) visitors solitude appreciating the pond – water is green in large quantities, like glass

My Latest Existential Crisis

Spent about 2 hours in the alumni center reading a book – I can honestly say it’s been a very long time since I’ve been completely into a book to the point in which I don’t have to think about reading, but rather I’m just experiencing what’s on the page. Quick reflection: I really resonatedContinue reading “My Latest Existential Crisis”

Arbitrary Good Day

Just a particularly good day. A pleasant surprise of a late start for school. So, delicious breakfast of squash and some Jane Eyre, as well as a solid page or so of the concerto. Just tons of energy at school, with people and whatnot. Greeting and jabbering to everyone; I couldn’t help it. JL gaveContinue reading “Arbitrary Good Day”

IJournals: 24 (7/22)

I had another amazing day! Practiced all morning – actually practiced – and rehearsed with MB for accompanying his college audition. Ate lunch. Almost alone, but Friend BC sat with me. Had a corec with friend JW’s cabin, and then had a unit activity. Both eh. But then we went sailing. It was amazing. IContinue reading “IJournals: 24 (7/22)”


well just practiced (or tried to practice) spreading for about half an hour. did not work. at all. i started by reading at a normal pace and timing. then i would [try] to spread it and time that. i took the difference and wrote it down. then i tried to beat my spreading time. wellContinue reading “spreadin”

boring, nice day at home

basically a day of rest and getting things done. so i get up nice and early and watch twilight while i digest my cereal. my day starts out great because i wake up with a somewhat flat stomach! for the first time in days! YAYYYY i go running around 8:30, and i run outside andContinue reading “boring, nice day at home”