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December 24, 2008
It seems only a few weeks ago that I was trying to get myself psychologically prepared for the start of the academic year, and now suddenly I'm in the last throes of paper-grading. (And no, I don't actually teach chemistry. Bear with me on this.)
December 22, 2008
Aahhhhhh! (that's 'Ahhhhhh' like the sound you make after taking a satisfying drink of Coke Zero™, not like 'Ahhhhhh please don't lock me in that iron mask for years because I look like my brother the king')
December 22, 2008
It is fitting that even in my last semester here at Oberlin, I am fortunate enough to be taking advantage of one more opportunity that this school has offered--one that is wholly unique to graduates of Oberlin. For two years, I will be teaching English in the northern Chinese province of Taigu through the Oberlin Shansi two-year fellowship program.
December 21, 2008
The sun is out for the second day in a row, the thermometer out back says 0 degrees, and it's so dry that five miles to the west I can see the snow-frozen Rockies as clear as if they were a Bob Ross...
December 21, 2008
Thoughts on finals, US Senate campaigns, and intersections therein.
December 19, 2008
Even after hours of playing music, listening to music, talking about music, sleeping, and doing everything that has nothing to do with college admissions, my work follows me home...
December 19, 2008
Rarely are student and faculty Circadian rhythms more out of sync than at the end of a semester.
December 17, 2008
This utter lack of warmth and sun, combined with the rampant insomnia and overwhelming amount of work, makes the campus seem less like sweet, pastoral, rural Ohio and more like a scene from Doctor Zhivago.
December 16, 2008
Because there's no better way to procrastinate writing your college application essays than reading tips about writing your college application essays.

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