To mine ownself be true

I was recently confronted with a new reality: I am entirely responsible for my learning. Whether personal or professional development, the topics I pursue are dependent on my whims. Or goals. Goals are probably a better structure. I discovered this reality through feeling that I was being constantly confronted with situations for which I had…

The Choice

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of being surrounded by undergraduate students, at the peak of their intelligence and passion. Their questions reminded me of this short¬†story I wrote last year, inspired by a Choice I made when I was their age.¬† The lake is quiet, the trees surround me, asking and giving nothing.…

“Growing Up”

I've always been what I like to call an associative thinker. That is, when left to its own devices and not conformed to a prescribed pattern, my brain responds to sensory stimuli, and creates a thought path. It's like word association, but so much richer because it can be triggered by a smell or a…