Pen and Paper

Sometimes it's just that simple. We've grown so used to artificialities that we forget simple yet powerful physical tools stills exist. It happened to me today. After a full day working on my computer—I'm a programmer so it's hard to spend time away from it—I had to write my atomic essay of the day. Number 17. But my mind was blank. A full day starting at a screen had taken its toll....

30-for-30

Despite all the rage on Twitter and the proliferation of newsletters and blogs, writing is still an underrated activity. I've been writing somewhat consistently for a year and my life has changed in the process: I've learned to communicate better, have thoughtful discussions, and form more complete opinions. The problem is that writing is hard. It is challenging to clarify and order my random thoughts into something sensible. But once I do that I feel great and at ease, like after a good meditation session....

Write of Passage Takeaways

It’s been a few weeks since Write of Passage ended. It was such a rite of passage for me that I needed more than a few days to let everything sink in and really internalize what happened over the past 5 weeks. What follows are my reflections and takeaways from the course. Between Oxford and Zoom Rooms First, let’s talk about the course format. The course is 5 weeks long with lots of assignments and live sessions over Zoom....