I don’t like being persuaded to take part in a scam. OK, “scam” is a bit harsh, but for awhile I couldn’t shake the feeling that the university’s efforts to encourage student giving last spring seemed contrived.
A broken laptop saved my life this week. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was in desperate need of some time outside of Rice University. My eventual venture off campus gave me a vitally refreshing reminder that life still exists outside of Rice.