WuToWu #95: Timeliness is not my calling

Why hello Curtis. I am so beyond late there is no multitude of excuses. I can’t even blame it on school either. #SSS Time is an interesting thing. The end of the school year always makes me realize that, as it’s the transition from having a very regimented, school bell dictated day into one that…

Take A Walk

I’m back at school, with light flurries coming down, spiraling and gliding in the wind. Several inches of snow have fallen, and the crunch of fresh snow underfoot has been compressed into uneven walking paths. I’m not in California anymore. On my last day at home, I took a walk around Lake Lagunita. When I…

The Terrible Twos

Happy New Year, everybody, and Happy Birthday to Mostly Useful Musings. It’s starting to become a tradition for me to write a “state of the blog” post on New Year’s Day, albeit a tradition that has only existed for three years. The previous two can be found here (2015) and here (2014). Following the pattern…

Moments of Solitude

I’ve noticed something unusual about my morning commute. My morning routine usually goes something like this: wake up, use the bathroom, read the Bible, check my email, the New York Times app, and Facebook, eat breakfast while still checking my phone, get dressed, wash up, then go back to checking my phone. When 9:05 AM…

The Stanford Bookstore and “Song of Solomon”

Working at a bookstore provides ample opportunity to observe the lives of strangers. Most people don’t want to interact with me unless they have a question, in which case they will initiate the conversation. Often times it is a simple exchange, no longer than a few sentences. Example: “Where is the restroom?” “Around the corner…

Ode to a Baseball Game

Baseball games played in early June have their own atmosphere. There’s no talk of the postseason: wild-card races, division races, hyperbolic hypotheticals. People might mention the previous time the two teams played, or last night’s game, but any discussion of the greater significance of the game is left to the side. There is only this…

Liebster Blog Award

A little background: About a month-and-a-half ago, Seo Sundays nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award. After doing some research, I learned that this award is similar to one of those chain mail letters you used to get back when you first got your email, but with actual substance! I thought responding to it would…