On February 24th 2016, I published a short essay titled “ Blogging…I Think.” In it, I set a personal goal: write something every day. That was 1193 days ago. Today, I sign off.

Deciding to start a blog has been the most impactful decision of my life. This small, simple…


5/27 — What’s Next

Hey there, hope you are having a great start to summer!

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Articles to Read.

When Male Runners Lose to Women

Conventional wisdom has long asserted men outperform women in long-distance races. Ultramarathon results prove that assumption wrong.

Longer than the 42.16 kilometres of a marathon, ultramarathons mercilessly have no upper…


March 8th to March 12th, 2019

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  • Noah Adelstein and I flew from Panama City to Medellin, Colombia on March 8th. This was my very first time entering South America and I was very very excited to explore and experience the culture. Medellin, in particular, has been at the top of my bucket list as its strengths…


March 6th to March 7th, 2019

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  • We arrived in Panama City in the early morning, around 6 am, on a direct flight from Denver, Colorado. We took an Uber from the airport to our Hostel — Luna’s Castle Hotel. I had very little expectations coming into Panama City, as I did not know much about the…


February 28, 2019

I find I am most productive during the first three hours of my day. I realize, now, that I need to protect this time against meetings, classes, and other random responsibilities because this time is precious.

This is the only time that I feel I can really get to work


March 4, 2019

Hey there — can you believe it is already March?

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Articles to Read.

Your Life in Weeks

Sometimes life seems really short, and other times it seems impossibly long.

It kind of feels like our lives are made up of a…


March 2nd, 2019

If you know me well, you would know that I have always greatly admired Kobe Bryant. I am a big basketball fan, and, in my view, Kobe is an incredible representative of the spirit of a true athlete.

There are many, but this is one of my favorite videos on the internet.

“Job is not done.”

The job is never done until you get what you want. Everything else is a distraction. Break through walls until you get it.


March 3, 2019

A friend proposed an interesting question the other day and I thought to use this essay as a method for diving into it.

We were having a discussion about things and he prompted the question: “Can you have meaning without purpose?”

Without thinking too deeply, I said no. I said…


March 1, 2019

This essay is about a cultural phenomenon I am noticing amongst students at top-tier universities. This is an incredibly challenging piece to write because it is, by nature, offensive. I do not believe it to be untrue, however, as I really believe in this concept. …


Seeing Users Interact with Your Work

March 5, 2019

One of the underratedly best feelings in the world is seeing a stranger interact with something you have invested time into. Watching people use your products or creations is immensely powerful. I am not sure how to describe this complicated emotion. …

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