Lest you think that the gem in the title represents my own wisdom: This is the cover of the new adapter for my computer. At least I hope it’s my new adapter? I saw this message on the box and thought, time to blog! Just as, this entire past week, when I’ve sat down toContinue reading “Energy and persistence conquer all things”
The title is already a spoiler, but I didn’t want you to be too worried right from the get-go (say, with the title: “Fox attack!”). But I should start at the beginning. The whole idea was for us to have a misty, sleepy family vacation up in Mendocino before the kids started school. We sentContinue reading “Chickpea’s convalescence”
Class of 2021: I feel like I’ve been throwing around a lot of superlatives lately to describe you. The other day, my daughter was critiquing a speech I was going to make and said, “Y’know, I learned that ‘really’ is actually overused and isn’t so strong. Let’s look at the online thesaurus to figure outContinue reading “Happy Graduation, Human Biology Class of 2021!”
My daughter and I have just returned home via airplane from a 3-week stay in Massachusetts. While boarding, my daughter asked: “Do you suppose the plane itself actually runs on Dunkin’?” (that’s for you Dunkin’ Donuts fans out there – did you know they have an app now? amazing!). We leveraged the fact that remote schoolContinue reading “Taking flight”
One important part of my job day-to-day is listen and counsel as students describe and weigh choices they need to make in their lives. Should they choose this academic area of concentration or a different one? This career or that career? Big decisions, any of which could have the potential to shape the rest ofContinue reading “Life choices”
One of the many upsides of having teens in the house is the constant opportunity for self-improvement. Our lacunae are pointed out on a daily basis, which is super helpful. My knowledge base is a frequent target and I readily acknowledge some serious gaps, for example, history. Did I just pay no attention in thisContinue reading “Being in the know”
Wonderful Stanford Human Biology students – I can’t believe that many of you will finally be heading home to Stanford. What a relief! It is such a joy to know that you will be on campus and enjoying this place and each other (in a safe and sensible and rule-following way, of course). I wasContinue reading “Welcome home”
Those of us occupying the Stanford universe find ourselves at that delicate moment halfway through winter quarter. This is the time when everyone needs to dig deep. Students are battling through their midterms, coping with the accumulation of 5 weeks of course material. Faculty, meanwhile, are willing themselves to keep going for another 5 weeksContinue reading “The halfway mark”
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