I am not a fan of small talk. It's tiring. (That sentence probably doesn't make sense to you unless you're an introvert. But, my hunch is that there are a lot more introvert bloggers than extrovert ones. I have no numbers to back that up, but it's my hypothesis.) Here's my definition of small talk: words that… Continue reading Questions that will spark conversations that are as deep as the ocean
Etcetera While reading Grant by Ron Chernow, I came across a quote that ended with "&c," which I assumed was another shorthand way of writing etcetera. Then, I thought, if that was true, "et" must be represented by the ampersand and "cetera" by c, which made a lot of sense because I remembered from middle school Latin… Continue reading Tiny epiphanies
Last week in chapel, the speaker said that this year's Halloween was the five hundred year anniversary of Martin Luther's ninety-nine theses. He also spoke about a hodgepodge of different things, including a truth that adults regularly tell teenagers. Nevertheless, it is still a very important truth and one that I forget on a daily… Continue reading Remember
When conversations happen magically Good conversations are tricky. You can’t force them. You can’t create them with mad scientist skills. It just occur, like a rainbow, and you enjoy it for as long as it goes on. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t elements that are better at generating good conversations than other. Now, what… Continue reading Miscellaneous thoughts on conversations
Right now in geometry class, we're doing proofs, and honestly, I highly doubt anybody will ever have to use what we're learning after they graduate college. Unless he or she becomes a mathematician and wins a Nobel prize (jk: there's no Nobel for math). For example, my sister is a fashion designer, and the only… Continue reading How school actually applies to real life
I did not like my second grade teacher. AT ALL. The funny thing is, my mom had requested for me to be in her class. After she saw how poorly it turned out, she promised to never do it again. And it's been great. For the past few years, I've had tons of great teachers.… Continue reading What makes a good teacher?
My 7th grade Bible teacher's clock A piece of art at the Met that cracked me up My dad watching Happy Feet on the plane Nap time My mom, my sister, and me laughing P.S. Which one is your favorite photo? One of my classes at school is a marketing/business class. We're also learning Photoshop,… Continue reading Pictures on my phone that I love