This year, so far, has been pretty epic. Granted, it’s only been approximately three weeks, but I’d like to think the rest of the year is going to continue on in this vein. I’m taking Social Sciences 1, Natural Sciences 1, and a film course on the French New Wave. In Soc, we just started reading Suicide by Emile Durkheim. It’s a little denser in comparison to the anthropology we were just reading (Benedict and Ortner), so my mind tends to wander, especially when we get to the hard statistical parts. I really do enjoy the conversation in the class, though, and people bring up some of the most interesting points that I would have never thought about. In Nat Sci, we’re reading Lucretius after having just finished the Pre-Socratics. We’re trying to work out a way of viewing the world and how it works from the viewpoint of someone who doesn’t have the same technology we do in the modern world. I’m increasingly impressed with their abilities to get so close to the truth without tools like microscopes.