I thought that since I haven’t posted anything since last year, I’d start by updating how things are going for me. I finished my sophomore year at Grinnell College this past year. My second semester was less than stellar, but I am looking forward to a better Junior year.
This summer, I am working third shift (6:45-4:45 Sundays and 9:15-4:45 Monday through Thursday) at School Specialty in Greenville, WI. I perform a few different jobs in the warehouse there, which is full of (surprise!) school supplies. It’s not a terribly stimulating job, but it will help me earn a bit more money for school and hopefully for a summer in China next year.
Another thing that I’m doing this summer is learning Japanese. I’ve taken upon myself the rather ambitious project of getting through the first year なかま (Nakama) textbook, which is used by Grinnell College in its first year Japanese course, by the end of break. This is going to be tricky because, for one thing, I don’t really have anyone around to practice Japanese with. Having someone to speak to in a foreign language makes learning the language quite a bit easier. We’ll see how it goes.
As for my online life, I’ve completely quit out of the Online Debate Network, where I was a moderator for a while. It was fun while it lasted, but my interests have changed. I now like to read a few science blogs and tech blogs. It’s nice to delve into subjects that interest me instead of constantly coming back to stagnated debates over religion, evolution, or politics. Over the next few days I will be updating this site so that it better aligns with my interests.
Also, if you happen to be one of the few people to chance upon this blog and read through, I am open to suggestions about how to improve my blogging.