Category Archives: Life Philosophy

Through manic eyes

The world looks like a photograph. I can’t concentrate. I’m out of breath with excitement; I’m itching to paint, to write, to think. About a week and a half ago, I felt my months-long dull mood begin to lift. Maybe … Continue reading

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Gods & Monsters

There’s a lot about religion (particularly of the Judeo-Christian variety) that makes me angry. But there’s two (related) aspects of religion I genuinely don’t understand. So let me try to think it through… 1. In America, and likely elsewhere in … Continue reading

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On self-analysis and the meaning of sanity

How does one know if he is insane? I used to joke that the main symptom of insanity was insisting on one’s own sanity—it turns out that psychiatrists don’t disagree. Traditionally, “insight” into one’s own mental illness is considered an … Continue reading

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Dancing with the Moon (Hooch)

Two and a half years ago, on a warm summer day, I was dancing in a cornfield. Well, more specifically, I was at All Good music festival, located somewhere in Middle-of-Nowhere, Ohio, and rave-esque jazz was emanating from the stage. … Continue reading

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Baking and Brunch

Today has consisted predominantly of consuming food. Lots of food. The first year neuroscience students, now dispersed across different rotation labs, decided to reunite for brunch. For my part, a gathering of nearly 15 people seemed like a good opportunity for a … Continue reading

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Finding a home at the other King’s College

A relaxing summer passed quickly, and I find myself at King’s College once more, only this time, I didn’t need a transatlantic flight to get here. I’ve started grad school at Columbia University, which was originally called King’s College–a fact … Continue reading

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A Room with a View

This is the first year I’m living in college: in the first photograph, the second window from the top is mine! While I love the view to the river, and the bay window, and the proximity to everything, there are … Continue reading

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