Coronavirus: On How I Was Evacuated Via Airlift

It had been a tiring Wednesday after work on the 5th of May. I crashed early, and expected to get some solid shuteye. Well, that was until at 4:41 am that morning I was awoken by a flurry of texts and missed FaceTime calls from my mom. “URGENT.” “PLEASE EMAIL EMBASSY.” “WAKE UP.” I looked at my phone in the darkness of the room, squinting, … Continue reading Coronavirus: On How I Was Evacuated Via Airlift

Making The Most Of Quarantine in 4 Ways

Extended hours spent in the same place can negatively affect you physically and emotionally. Don’t take my word for it, it’s science. Yet we find ourselves in a situation that I described in my last blog (On Stoicism) as an extraordinary and unprecedented situation. We don’t really have much of a choice this time, and I assume most of us are chomping at the bit … Continue reading Making The Most Of Quarantine in 4 Ways

Panic: COVID-19 And Human Survival

Hannibal Ad Portas. These three words are ingrained in special history, one that has piqued my interest for quite some time now and something that I feel bears great importance and resemblance to our situation with COVID-19. That was a phrase the Ancient Romans used during the Punic Wars. Loosely translated to “Hannibal is at the Gates”, it was used to signify a sense of … Continue reading Panic: COVID-19 And Human Survival