Recently, I stumbled back on a piece of poetry that made me think about the idea of a postponed dream. The poem is from Langston Hughe’s Harlem and I had previously totally forgot about it. It goes like this: “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? […]Read more "Second thoughts on a dream deferred"
I’ve just finished reading a piece in the New Yorker titled, “No More Maybe” by Gish Jen. It’s a fiction piece written on a soon-to-be mother, who immigrated from China to the US with her husband. It starts off by immediately throwing you into a first person narrative, where the narrator details her experiences meeting […]Read more "No More Maybe"
Reading fiction isn’t the best way to improve your science, but it’s a darned fun way to spend an evening. Exciting, imaginative, and chronologically driven, reading fiction and specifically fantasy, is a great way to entertain the mind. Firstly, great fantasy writing generally utilizes fantastic world-building. While I don’t claim that reading fantasy will help […]Read more "Why reading fiction helps your science:"
Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve published on here, but I’ve had some thoughts I wanted to share on learning speed, machine learning, and microfluidic processing.  To give some background information, when I learn, I try to connect new information I’ve learned to old information that I already understand in an attempt to be […]Read more "Thoughts on Machine Learning and Bulk Data Processing"
The importance of a national American identity cannot be forgotten. Such an idea has been put aside, relegated as an archaic remnant of the 1800’s. However, such an idea is critical to the mentality of the nation as a whole and is a reason why having a respectable president leading our nation is just as […]Read more "Random Thoughts on National Identity and Healthcare*"
There are a few times in life where you know that you stand on the point of a needle, where one step can take you to safety or off the edge of a cliff. Right now, I stand at such a point. The figurative crossroad and many possible directions my life can take, are laid […]Read more "A Turning Point"
Hi everyone, Joseph here: How are y’all doing? It’s been a hectic start to the beginning of the year here @ Berkeley and finding time to write, like always, is a challenging undertaking. However, I have neglected the blog for far too long and I appreciate Ryann (Shoutout to Ryann Madden – AWESOME undergrad advisor […]Read more "Life Update and a Personal Take on “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (An American Slave)”"