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So Nearly American

I was so nearly an American. It was that close. In the mid-1950s my father was offered a job at Princeton University – something to do with the emerging science of semiconductors. One of the reasons he turned it down was that he didn’t think he liked the idea of his children growing up as…

Why Medicine?

When I first came to Stanford, I found people telling me that being pre-med was the most common thing ‘to be’ on campus. So many of us are planning to go to medical school, in fact, that it begs the question: why? As a premed myself, I know why: I want to revolutionize the field…

GTD (Part II)

In a previous blog post, I talked about GTD. But I slowly have fallen out of love with this system. Now, don’t get me wrong–there is a lot about Allen’s work that I appreciate. I enjoy, for example, the “trusted system” that is associated with this model: there is a lot to say for Allen’s…