It appears as if there’s been actually quite some activity while I was on hiatus. I haven’t really stopped writing, as I’ve been busy writing some notes on my FB profile that will reach out of the other. However, work has been picking up this second half of the semester.
I still need to gather my thoughts, so let’s look out for a month in review, I guess. Plus I want to write more personal thoughts on the two reunions I had this month. So much stuff to do, but perhaps I’ll have time this weekend.
Today’s the first Saturday in a long time that I didn’t leave campus. After the break and a hot pot dinner yesterday, I relaxed mainly in my dorm today. Later, it’s off to my favorite new studying spot in the library to actually get work done and redeem myself on my last midterm this Monday.
First, though, some writing practice! During my brief absence from here, I wrote an analysis of FB discussing the midterm for the class I’m TAing, so be sure to check that out for lots of insight, since I can’t discuss that stuff here.
I know I should be doing work right now, but this won’t take too long.
I just rediscovered this, so I’m putting this down here for posterity before I delete it from Autosaved permanently.
Sent from the CNN App for Android
How cultural differences affect mobile use: http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/27/tech/mobile-culture-usage/index.html
Culture meets technology = interesting read.
I dropped the ball earlier due to excessive TA overtime and longer and longer problem sets, so this post will discuss the highlights of the previous two weeks. Luckily Sandy has given me a reprieve.
Out of the 35 most economically advanced countries, the United States ranks 34th, edging out only Romania. It comes in only 28th in the percentage of 4-year-olds enrolled in preschool, and at the other end of the scale, 14th in the percentage of 25-34-year-olds with a higher education. When it comes to infant mortality, the United States ranks worse than 48 other countries and territories. And contrary to popular belief, it trails most of Europe, Australia and Canada in social mobility. Read more of Scott Shane’s “The Opiate of Exceptionalism”
I always thought American exceptionalism was the biggest obstacle to getting reform done in this country.
A 24-hour period can do a number on your entire plans. There’s a lot of information that might interest the people who drop by here, even though Tumblr has started to depopulate because midterm season is upon us.
The Weekend in Review (WeIR) typically reviews the highlights of my previous week.
Better get my thoughts down before they disappear.
I’m forgoing the week in review last week because it was incredibly forgetful. I’ll add it to the one for this week, which is certain to be more rareful.
Rather, it’s one third of the way through the semester approximately, and it’s time to do a quick update. For reference, the midpoint of the semester is early November, and Thanksgiving marks 2/3rds of the way through the semester.
thanks, arihant =)
Good old Cal Newport is back with wisdom.