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

On Stoicism: Dealing With Hardship

The last few blogs have been centered around what I think about recent things. I’ve drifted from writing about how I feel about the things that have transpired in my life recently. I’ll attempt to do that here. What I, and all of humanity, are going through now is something that is so extraordinary and unprecedented that all of us are living in lockdown just … Continue reading On Stoicism: Dealing With Hardship

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