After being seated at three large white round tables with folding white chairs, the real Clam Bake began.
We attacked the buffet tables, buttered our lobsters, and still had room for dessert. Read more As soon as I walked out of the salon, though, I received looks of ridicule and sneering from passing strangers, the first showings of mockery that I soon learned to endure alongside jeers like: “When did you fall into a pit of radioactive goo? Read more While looking through my stacks of pictures, I realize how important the memories in my all-school photos are to me.
Most children acquire the same eye color or a similar shaped nose from their parents, but I’ve inherited much more: a passion for learning and an insatiable curiosity which has served me well throughout my academic career.
My father, an electrical engineer, taught me to explore the world with inquis...
My presentations during that time went in two parts: a stilted “My name is ---,” then some sort of pantomime.
So I was surprised when I got a part in the class play, notwithstanding that everybody got a part. Read more I'm a fifth generation Californian who's picked up a few of the habits of the region, among them surfing and computer programming. Having a foot in both worlds gives me a sense of balance and perspective.
Read more Looking back at freshman year, my life was like a cityscape, busy and vibrant.
I was just another young soul eager to meet life’s challenges.
Just ask the people who attended the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s , a performance infamous for sparking a riot, reducing the proud composer to tears.
Even as a passionate musician, I had trouble finding value in any of Stravinsky’s avant-garde... In fact, I never sought to obtain employment myself.