Reinvent yourself. Change your name to Wendelmoet Jones and adopt the mannerisms of Cecil Vyse. Record ensuing experiences in your journal, and see #7. Don’t just bring a car to campus. Bring a hearse. It will come in handy for transporting dirty laundry, crates of books, and the bones of bumbling bureaucrats. Decorate your…… Continue reading Surviving Freshman Year: Prescriptions for the Perplexed Proselyte
A Limerick For the Beginning of August I am a proponent of vice whose house was invaded by mice and nibbling moths, who dined on my cloths, and resisted attempts to excise. There you have it – combine that with a tragic encounter with a topiary (more on that later) and you have the latest…… Continue reading On Truth-Seeking (Part II)
Fools, rascals, curmudgeons, lend me your ears – I’m sure you are all weeping with inexpressible joy to discover that I have not, in fact, perished in a tragic incident involving an egg whisk. Instead, I have spent the past couple of months a) thanking my lucky stars that I did not choose to depend…… Continue reading On Truth-Seeking
On my seventh birthday, my aunt and uncle gave me a copy of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. It was bound in bottle-green leather and embossed with gold. It would have been a crime to let a toothsome book like that go un-devoured, so I read it straight through. From this book, I took three terribly valuable…… Continue reading Beauty and the Feast
I came across this list poem in an old notebook this week – well, only the first part can really claim to be a poem, the rest is more of a hum – it was called Bucket List, but it isn’t a proper bucket list either. Entirely devoid of such entries as, “Go to Coachella,”…… Continue reading A Belletristic Bucket List
When I discovered Hater, it was love at first sight. According to Tech Insider, Brendan Alper developed the dating app based on the idea that people form stronger attachments based on mutual dislikes than on common interests. This concept is explored in Jennifer Bosson’s 2006 study, “Interpersonal chemistry through negativity: Bonding by sharing negative attitudes…… Continue reading The Joy of Hate
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina It's Spring break and I'm off to other adventures - look for another blog post in a couple of weeks!