Cold Showers

Cold showers are often talked about for their supposed health benefits, boosting the immune system and speeding muscle recovery after hard workouts. This past year I took a deep dive into the practice.

Bridging the Divide

This year I partook in a program called "Bridging the Divide" which seeks to promote a deeper understanding across the many divides (rural/urban, red/blue, etc) facing our country today.

Failwell Chicago

One of my close friends at college, and the best barber I know, decided to take a leave of absence from UChicago this quarter for various reasons. After listening to his podcast “Failwell” I was inspired to learn more about both the creative process behind it as well as his musings on the topic. I hope by sharing it here that you too might begin to consider failure and success, college, and maybe even life itself slightly differently.

How to Dutch Reach

Back in October, I was coming home from an intramural “Midnight Soccer” match when someone threw open their car door causing me to crash, flip over their door while my bike crashed into it, and roll across the asphalt road. The accident happened less than a block away from my apartment, and despite my initial thought that I would shake it off, resulted in me being treated at the hospital and (eventually) being diagnosed with a concussion.

The Power of Institutions

Whether we like them or not, institutions are here to stay. Although there are definitely times throughout history where tearing down the old and building something new paid off, for most of us, most of the time, it‘s most efficient to work within their confines rather than try to break free.

What Matters Most

Oftentimes in life somethings matter more than others. While this statement is unlikely to be questioned, our actions don‘t reflect these varying levels of importance a surprising amount of the time.

Custom Tea Set

This past year I made the choice to upgrade my travel tea set from the red dragon porcelain to a titanium set. Although I loved the old cups, the cups were extremely small, and porcelain is prone to breaking. Not to mention, the heat transfer through the porcelain was high enough that I often risked burning my fingers when pouring the tea.

Up Next

This week I thought I’d switch it up and share some musings from author Colin Wright on planning for the future. While his thoughts don’t entirely mimic my own, his thoughts on the value of preparation are especially well put.

Finals Week

Today marks the end of finals week for the winter quarter at UChicago. While it is always a very busy time, it is actually one of my favorite periods of the year, mainly for the peaceful break that follows each term.