Archive for the 'Plans' Category

Summer of ’09

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

I start my dream job in Washington DC in September. Just signed a lease in Vienna (no commute!). I’ll post more about that some day. Until then, I’m having some fun and I’m posting it here rather than sending a mass email. Hopefully I don’t have a stalker. June 14 Graduation. Family stuff June 15 […]

“So many goals”

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Was the response from Liz, a girl I met on the bus from Cobano to Santa Teresa, as we lay on beach towels watching the sun descend over the Pacific. I was explaining my plans for the coming summer which, to me, looks pretty empty (and promising). Maybe it’s just a personality difference, but I […]

Worth the Fighting For

Monday, August 4th, 2008

I just read Worth The Fighting For by John McCain. The book was written by a man currently practicing politics and still pursuing his ambitions. Unsurprisingly, the book is not critical of anyone whom McCain hasn’t already criticized in public, and it is very positive in its portrayal of himself and his friends. With that […]

and a Sense of Wonder

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Two experiences from the past year really struck me, and I’m grateful to have this transition to give me time to think about them. One was playing with my 5-year-old cousin in her parents’ backyard. She had a T-ball stand (just a hollow plastic tube) in her kiddie pool and was submerging it and then […]

Chapter n+1

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

I haven’t posted about long-term plans in about 6 months because I had to get things in order with my current employer before going public. Now I finally have. On June 21 I start a 1-year Masters of Science degree at Stanford University in Management Science & Engineering. My job here is great and I […]

Don’t stare at the rocks

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

I haven’t posted in a while. Oh well. I made a connection that seemed profound as I was falling asleep last night and thinking about how fortunate I am. Don’t stare at the rocks. This was the first useful piece of advice I received when I was learning to mountain bike. It works like magic. […]

Fixing America’s Healthcare

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

Yes, it’s 10pm on Saturday. But it’s been an exciting day at work. Can’t really post details of our business to the blog, but let me put it this way. I’m learning a ton and meeting some cool people (not least my coworkers in the office who are more and more impressive as I get […]

Anywhere But Down

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

When new students arrive at Pomona in the fall, they always sit through the requisite slideshows and welcome speeches. They are told these will be the most exciting years of their lives. They are told to make the most of it. They are assured that everyone else is as nervous as they are. Every year […]