Two weeks ago, I spent thanksgiving at “Voss Camp”, and one week later, I gave this speech to my “Arts of Communication” class at Harvard. https://youtu.be/xPitP5H_9Ic The quality of the video is not great. Some of the details are a tad embellished (as is sometimes in good storytelling). But my emotions and feelings about family…… Continue reading Why Tradition is Important
If I have learned one thing from my statistics class so far this semester it is this: nothing in life is certain. We can try and measure probabilities for elections, whether it will rain, whether we are going to do well on a test, or whether we will get a certain job. But more often…… Continue reading What If I’m Wrong?
I started a communications class this week, and we were asked to memorize a poem. This is the one I picked. Nothing Gold Can Stay (by Robert Frost) Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden…… Continue reading Nothing Gold Can Stay
My negotiation’s professor told us on our first day of class that we would need to strike a work-work balance in his class. I remember laughing, thinking to myself, “how bad could it be?” And now, I haven’t written in few weeks, because I have been living a work-work balance, with say 20% of my…… Continue reading The Work-Work Balance
Each day I am learning many new things. I promised I will try and leave some thoughts here on the blog, even when the classwork seems to already be building up 🙂 My wise sister reminds me there is always more studying to do, so you have to stop somewhere. Today in class, one of…… Continue reading Fish Don’t Know They Are in Water
I spent the last week in orientation at the Harvard Kennedy School. While much of time was spent meeting my new classmates, talking about how to register for class, health services, facilities and libraries, we also had the chance to listen and engage in some interesting discussions. One point that really stuck with me from…… Continue reading Is Impact More Important Than Intent?
Five days ago, I arrived in Boston with my life packed up in three bags, and thanks to Amazon, I had a mattress, sheets and towels waiting for me in the lobby of my student housing. After moving every year for the past 6 years (Atlanta, San Francisco, Nairobi, Bogota, NYC x2), it thankfully does…… Continue reading I’m a Master’s Student at the Harvard Kennedy School