To the Class of 2013

As you can see, I haven’t posted here much recently and just started Tweeting again after a hiatus. I’m proud to say I graduated from Duke on May 12 with degrees in Economics and Public Policy. The past six weeks have been a whirlwind and I haven’t had time to follow the news, much less write on it so that’s the reason this blog has been dead. I’m gonna pick back up now so check back often!

As for Duke, it’s been an amazing four years and I can’t say I’m happy to leave. But I am very excited to start a new chapter of my life, though I cannot yet say what that will be. Hopefully, I’ll have a clearer answer in the next few weeks. I’m not one to get very sentimental so instead I figured I’d post my two favorite commencement addresses. Melinda Gates spoke at our graduation this year and while good, these two speeches are tops in my book.

The first is by David Foster Wallace in 2005 to Kenyon College:

The next one is at Princeton in 2012 by Michael Lewis, author of numerous books and writer for Vanity Fair:

Enjoy!