Friday, September 20, 2002
Yesterday there was a 24-hour peace vigil and "think-in" here on campus. This means that a bunch of wanna-be hippies get a chance to sleep outside for a night and think they're doing something important. Because by sitting outside and really thinking one of them is bound to come upon a hither-to-unrealized idea to achieve world peace. They had a piece of poster board set up where people could write their thoughts about peace. I wrote up a quote that friend of mine had told me once: "We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us." ~Golda Meir. Yay for the little subversions. As I walked away I noticed the people at the think-in, who had been chatting when I first walked up, had gone silent and were reading what I'd written. I hope I really gave them something to think about.
Thursday, September 19, 2002
The always controversial U.S. News college rankings have been released. My beloved Brandeis University is number 31. Unfortunately, I can't say if I'm better than my sister because Brandeis and Bryn Mawr are rated on different lists! One interesting point: University of Texas at Austin is number 47 this year. I knew it was a good school, I just didn't realize it was that good.
Possible explanation for out-of-body experiences. One day we'll have the explanation for everything. You know, if I had the patience for it I'd really like to do brain research. That kind of things always interested me in my pyschology classes, but there's no way I could through the hell of science labs and med school. I'll just have to marvel at it from afar.