This weekend I attended the MIT Alumni Leadership Conference (ALC) where the topic of MOOCs came up. The brief discussion was around the question of what will MIT’s alumni composition look like in 5-20 years. It was suggested that MITx blurs the alumni lines. The logical evolution of MOOCs is to grow from single courses to bundled courses focuses […]

Felons Voting

Update: A blog entry has been posted on the ACLU’s site with the author describing her experience of being disenfranchised after completing probation. The fact that someone can be punished for a crime after already having been punished is simply asinine! A few months ago a question popped into my head after reading an opinion piece: If all felons […]


tl;dr Use your words to relay information, both good and bad. Especially the bad. Today was a bit busier than most Wednesdays. I had an audition that, instead of the planned 30 minutes, lasted nearly three hours. I was mostly okay with this. I’ve attended auditions in the past and, despite signing up for time slots, they always run […]

Leaving Work at Work

I’m a workaholic. I simply cannot rest until I have taken a task or project to completion. Even now I am thinking about the tasks that await me when I walk into the office later this morning. Importantly, however, I am not working on those tasks. Why? Because I cannot work on them. I left my laptop […]


This is my formerly-brand-new MacBook Pro. It was delivered on Monday, May 19 around noon EDT. Unfortunately, it was dropped on the sidewalk Kendall Square earlier this afternoon around 5 PM. It didn’t even last a week. Fortunately, the damage is purely cosmetic. Despite this fact, I am finding it hard to sleep tonight. I keep […]