The holidays are over and with them the most prolific gift-giving season of the year. From clothes to shoes to books to plane tickets, everyone has something new to flaunt. But of all the gifts that have been exchanged on campus and off, the best gift I received for the holidays was a lemon. There…
MUSIC 25: “Decoding Anime” explores the eponymous Japanese animation style through a multimedia
If you’ve been keeping up with spiritual trends or the recent positive psychology literature, you’ve probably noticed an uptick in the usage of the word gratitude. Religious leaders and psychologists alike recommend keeping a daily journal of things we are grateful for and appreciate, from the feel of the spring sun on your skin to…
Stanford students hustle and bustle and achieve. And sometimes, in the midst of all that, they forget the treasure chest that is this University. Sunk at the bottom of the sea, surrounded by silver fish and warped underwater light—the jewels and quirks are ours for the appreciating. I experimented with deep sea diving this past week (last ocean metaphor I promise) and what I found was a greater connectivity to this place and to myself.
We all remember the “firsts.” Pasted into scrapbooks, framed on the wall, documented in writing, they surround us with memories of the beginning. First word, first step, first day of school, first kiss, first love, first loss. These are the stuff of stories, easily recalled at family reunions and dinner parties.
But how often do we remember the “lasts”?
DO: Attend the campus-wide memorial for Gov’na this Monday Night at Yost. Please wear all black. (I don’t know if memorial gifts are a thing, but they will be gladly accepted.)
DOO-DOO: Consume the people around you.
DO: Love America.
DOO-DOO: Be America.