A Night of Stars

Boston is the perfect place for lifelong learners. With dozens of colleges in the area, one could probably attend a free lecture, performance, or event of some kind every night. I finally made it to Harvard's free monthly Observatory Night. This night usually entails a lecture and then a look-see through a telescope on the... Continue Reading →

Great Scots

I have an affinity for Scotland, since many of my dad's maternal ancestors lived there. When I think of Scotland, I think of wild and windy remote areas and tough, headstrong people who like to have a laugh. I've only ever been to Edinburgh—it's a beautiful city—but I hope to return someday to visit the... Continue Reading →

The Little Things

My heart is heavy...three tragedies this week. I am in a state of disbelief. How do we fix this? I'm not sure, but what I am sure of is that white people need to step up and help change the future. I've heard a few times over the past few days that "this [police brutality]... Continue Reading →

A Better Ending

A few months ago, I was waiting for the subway and ad caught my eye. It was an invitation to free lectures as part of a "Harvard Mini-Med School." I had never been to a free medical lecture before. Hence, an addition to the birthday list. All four of the lectures sounded interesting, but my... Continue Reading →

Two Different Worlds

I discovered English author Evelyn Waugh in graduate school. I don’t think I’ve read any of his books since then…even though I own a few! So I was delighted to find that a few of his books are on the Modern Library’s top 100 novels list. I recently read A Handful of Dust. What I... Continue Reading →

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