Posts Tagged ‘Discipline’

We Aren’t Surrounded by Olympians

It was a short conversation about the Olympics, punctuated by many “how-do-they-do-that”s and “all-those-hours”es. At the end, my friend added the interesting footnote: “I wonder what it would be like to be an athlete at the Olympics, surrounded by people who are excellent.”...
August 6th, 2012 | Culture, Featured | Read More

The Grad Student Unplugs: The Internet vs. My Homework

After one semester as a graduate student, I realized while the internet could be my servant, but it was rapidly becoming my master. Having instant access to unlimited YouTube videos, LA Times stories, my school’s library archive, and a news feed of everything my friends were thinking – it...
July 3rd, 2012 | Blogging, Culture, Education, Featured, Media, Technology | Read More

David Foster Wallace: Fighting a Culture of “Me”

Unless you’re a devoted fan of NPR or The New Yorker, it’s unlikely that you’ve heard of the late David Foster Wallace. Unbeknownst to many, David Foster Wallace, or “DFW,” as he is sometimes called, was one of the most influential and insightful writers of our age. Deeply aware of the social...
July 13th, 2010 | Culture | Read More