"Things I learned from Nelson Mandela"

UBUNTU: A South African term meaning "I am because you are." It celebrates the connectedness of all of humanity. The speaker in this video (who came to California to do a TED Talk the very day that Mandela's death was announced) talks about how UBUNTU also transcends...

Things that save me

I'm soooo tired of grading. But I tell myself it's okay.My house is a disaster by the end of finals. Always happens. I do a pile of dishes while the coffee brews, and that keeps the bigger pile from taking over the kitchen.However, at the moment, which is a couple...

Mourning Nelson Mandela

Mourning Nelson Mandela

The world is mourning the death of Nelson Mandela. Has the life of any other international figure caused such unity of celebration and of mourning? Princess Diana's death certainly caused international unity in mourning. This, however, is even bigger in the scope of...

A little Shakespeare for this time of year…

A little Shakespeare for this time of year…

When I look at the trees this time of year, I can't help but recite the beginning of this sonnet. This year, I memorized the rest of it, so I can say the whole thing to Freya while we walk in the woods. Lucky dog, eh? Just kidding, but I do love this sonnet. Sonnet...

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