Archive for the 'Education' Category

Anderson Copper's 2006 Class Day Address at Yale

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Anderson Cooper (CNN) addressed the class of 2006 at Yale on Sunday, May 21:

My friends from Yale who are happiest are the ones who thought less of where they’d be in 10 years and what steps they’d have to do now in order to make partner 10 years from now in a law firm or build their 401K. My friends who are happiest now are the ones who kept taking steps based on what they felt right and what felt like them at the moment. If I had gotten that job on the set of ABC News there’s no telling where I’d be now.

When I started going to wars I had no clear goal in mind. There was no path that promised me success or job security. But I was listening really to myself and followed my passion, and I’m more convinced than ever that if you do that, you will be successful. I’m not talking about rich — perhaps you will be — but you’ll be fulfilled, and that’s the greatest success you can have.

Read the transcript here.

Tom Friedman Lecture at Yale Law School

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

In case you have an extra couple of hours or so to spare I highly recommend watching this video of Thomas L. Friedman’s recent lecture at Yale Law School (February 22, 2006). His main topic is globalization — the “flat world” — and its many implications on economics, culture, education, law, politics, terrorism etc. and how it will affect the way we’ll live in the future.

If you listen carefully, you can take away quite a few subtle clues as to what it is we should be focusing on in Germany in order to get a headstart in these times of change (and trust me when I say it’s not some garbage union going on strike for some phony reason).

San Jose Public Library

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

Not only is the San Jose Public Library excellent, my newly upgraded membership lets me borrow 100 items at a time! Today, I made good use of it and picked up the following (all pretty good):

  • Hilary Hahn — Bach, Concertos (ASIN: B000099156)
  • Cecilia Bartoli — the art of Cecilia Bartoli (B00006JIC4)
  • Piotr Anderszewski — Bach, Partitas 1, 3, 6 (ASIN: B00005UV9B)
  • Evgeny Kissin — Chopin, 24 Preludes, Op. 28 and others (ASIN: B00002DE5F)
  • Bonnie Raitt — Souls Alike

Life in L.A.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Just thought I’d mention I am an avid reader of Jen’s blog.


Sunday, October 2nd, 2005

From an American book on Spanish verbs:

“The infinitive is like a hand grenade before you pull the pin: no real action, but lots of potential.”

Congratulations, Class of 2005!

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

Attended 5th grade promotion ceremony at Terrell Elementary School today:

Ladies and Gentlemen Abrahams, Adera, Alvarado Villa, Baker, Bentz, Berhe, Boakai, Brewer, Carrasco, Carver, Castaneda, Chaulklin, Chavez, Cherney, Christensen, Chung, Corral, Degerli, Dinh, Do, Doan, Dominguez, Espinosa, Estrada, Estrada, Figarella, Fofanah, Garcia, Glindo, Gomez, Gonzales, Gonzales, Graef, Gutierrez, Healy, Hernandez, Hernandez, Hoang, Huerta, Jenkins, Kang, Katich, Ketebe, Kupneski, Lopez-Portillo, Lugo, Lujano, Macias, Major, Martinez, McBrian, Mini, Mohamed, Molina, Newsom, Ngo, Nguyen, Ortiz, Ortiz, Palma, Papagayo, Paredes, Parra Gomez, Rinaldo, Rogers, Rogers, Sage, Sanchez, Schlick, Shacher, Shahin, Shiraki, Swindell, Talavera, Tharp, Thornberry, Ti, Tigistu, Tuggle, Tydingco, Valadez, Vela, Virrueta, Vu, Wilson, Ybarra, Zendejas-Galvan:

Congratulations to all you aspiring pro-footballers, writers, veterinarians, dancers, lawyers, artists, nurses, engineers, and what not: Good luck with your future endeavors! Have a nice summer!