I’ve been doing this thing where I “eat well,” but just now I binge-ate someone’s entire bag of potato chips and oh god so greasy I feel like I might die
What happened to the good old days when I was able to get away with eating this crap what happened to my youth
Besides the fact that Cosmology is intensely fascinating, I’m loving all the human drama that has surrounded the miraculous studies and breakthroughs over the years.
Like how Kepler basically ended up stealing Tycho Brahe’s astronomical data in order to produce his great Kepler laws. Or how the the “Big Bang” term was coined by a proponent of the Steady State universal model, likely to make fun of the Big Bang model. In the face of ideas so much bigger than ourselves, humans are still humans.
I haven’t had time for a full meal yet today and I’m SERIOUSLY eyeing this freshman eating hummus and vegetables next to me.
Update: She moved to another row. I may have been too intense.
My cosmology professor is getting pretty emotional talking about Kepler right now
Walking to my dorm (I’ve had too much fun with this time lapse app)
India Point Park + cupcakes = beautiful evening
— A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Today was long but lovely.
"It all began at Christmas two years ago, when my daughter was four-years-old. And it was the first time that she’d ever asked about what did this holiday mean? And so I explained to her that this was celebrating the birth of Jesus. And she wanted to know more about that. We went out and bought a kids’ bible and had these readings at night. She loved him. Wanted to know everything about Jesus.
So we read a lot about his birth and his teaching. And she would ask constantly what that phrase was. And I would explain to her that it was, “Do onto others as you would have them do unto you.” And we would talk about those old words and what that all meant.
A girl reading under a tree on Lincoln Field.
(one of those buildings in the background is my dorm this year)
Brown University, Providence, RI
See you soon, Brown