The Sunset

Now we who have travelled to West Africa know why Antonie Saint-Exupery loved the desert and why his little prince loved the sunset more than the sunrise. As seen from the airplane, the north African desert stretches endlessly, a red-tinged yellow-brown, with mysterious ridges that appear sporadically in geometric formation.  One wonders what mystical peoples … Continue reading


Learning to Think

The more classes I take, the more I realize that a college education is about teaching one how to think. Indeed, knowledge alone cannot benefit anyone. Only by critically evaluating the data can changes be made in the world. Antoine Saint-Exupery, the author of The Little Prince, writes about his teaching experience in a letter … Continue reading