I love good dim sum: the social ritual of it wedded to delicious, savory bites. As a graduate student at Columbia in New York City, I would go with a group of friends to Chinatown from time to time for classic dim sum, sitting down in a cavernous space with white tablecloths on large round… Continue reading Dim Sum at Da Hong Pao
12 Guidelines for Grads
A list of recommendations as you make your way in the world.
Simple Pleasures: River Walking
One of the things I really enjoy about my current home is walking along the Potomac River with the dogs. It's a time of day when I'm done with work, and I'm ready to get out in nature, which exists even at the heart of the city. I love being in the presence of a… Continue reading Simple Pleasures: River Walking
A Return to Fundamentals
When you've been doing something for a long time, you naturally get used to it. It functions as repetition, day to day. Sometimes you switch to autopilot because it's so familiar. I feel that way about my workouts from time to time, which is why I make it a point to learn new moves to… Continue reading A Return to Fundamentals
When I quit violin in elementary school my violin teacher told me, "You're going to regret it." She gave me a stern look without explanation, and that was the end of that, I thought. Except, 30 years later, I finally get what she meant. She saw that I had talent. I was playing "William Tell… Continue reading Transcending Stereotype