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In my freshman year 8 a.m. poetry class, the professor said this as a passing remark,

“Excellence and interest. That’s all one should try to be in life, isn’t it? Be excellent, and be interesting.”

It’s stuck with me. Society’s general consensus seems to be that we should strive for…


TODAY I met my relatives for lunch at a fancy Japanese restaurant, where I ate more than my usual serving size. Afterward we went to a famous shaved-ice cafe and had dessert. …


coffee with my mom

I thought Mom was kidding when she said she was going back to school. She declared it one summer afternoon, telling me that she had already selected a few graduate schools that she would apply to.

But it was my sophomore year of high school and I was too busy…

jay

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