Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Beautiful Mind

Today in class we watched an interesting movie on a very smart man named John Nash. He developed schizophrenia soon after graduate school, he was extremely intelligent so it was really depressing. I feel that he handled the illness a whole lot better than Lori from the book handled her situation, but that's probably because her situation was far worse. That's pretty much all we did in class, we moved to a really nice room to watch movies and our professor explained our up coming projects a little bit more. Then we were off to lunch.

We did not do much after lunch besides laundry and a lot of walking back and forth. I spent most of the night working on my homework and bonding with my roommate. I'm really excited to go to Boston again on Saturday, I can't wait to actually finish our tour at Harvard and explore MIT. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day.


Charles Tillman Ramsey said...


Mr. Ramsey is coming to town. I look forward to seeing you bright and early for our full day trip to Harvard, MIT and Tufts University. It should be a day full of adventure.

I am glad that you got your laundry done and that you are enjoying your course. I look forward to hearing more about your time on the Brown campus.

Gina, you are in a unique position in that you have been at Brown for the past two summers and you were at Brown last fall. Tell us about your impressions and feelings in having been to the campus more than the others. You can provide us some interesting ideas on how we can improve the program. I also want to find out has the experience been worth it and how has it changed you as a young lady.

Let us know. We want to grow with you and the only way is for you to open up to us with your emotions. I know that the past year has been oen filled with a lot of challenges but you have stayed positive and given us a lot of joy.

Thanks for sharing.

See you on Saturday.

Charles T. Ramsey, Esq.
School Board Member
West Contra Costa
Unified School District

Don Gosney said...


You're smart enough to understand that when they put stuff together for a movie they're tailoring it for audience acceptance and approval. Who's going to pay to see a movie about a thoughtful and brilliant person who ends up murdering his family on a schizophrenic rage?

Of course, he handled it--it makes for a good movie.

And with the exception of Charlize Theron in Monster, how do you get a major star to sign up to play the part of a really bad, uninteresting or unsympathetic person?