I'm Daniel Nesbit, a law student in my final year at Stanford interested in the intersection between politics, law, and justice. This site is a record of what has my attention at the moment. You can get new blog posts by email or RSS. Feel free to get in touch. You can also (sometimes) find me on Twitter.
Below is a taste of what's on the site. Or, just check out the complete archives.
I often write to sort out my own thoughts. Thinking out loud through the written word is an exercise that often offers me clarity. There's no real coherent theme to the essays I write, but here's a few of my favorites: reflecting on my sister's beautiful wedding, imagining the ideal day, and wrestling with my future.
I've had the enormous privilege to work and travel around the world. Throughout those experiences, I've written about stories of interaction between people and places. So far, I've been fortunate to spend time in Southeast Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America, and Europe. These public travel journals cover a wide range of ideas and experience, but the following provide a taste: why I travel, what I took back with me from Malawi, a love letter to cafes and parks, bus trouble in Bolivia, walking meditation en route to Machu Picchu, and connecting mothers around the globe.
Commonplace Book Log
In my essay "Cartographer of Meaning" I wrote about the idea of a commonplace book, one way of helping myself internalize the different stories, ideas, and wisdom that I encounter every day. The commonplace book posts are a log of that endeavor.
Some posts don't fall neatly into one of these three categories. Occasionally, I write something with a more creative bent like "A Symphony of Words" (one of my favorite things I've written) or "Arjuna" (a short story I wrote), but for the most part, these categories capture all the work on this site.
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