Energy and persistence conquer all things

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”

Happy Graduation, Human Biology Class of 2021!

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!”

The halfway mark

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”