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Fiction and my search for meaning

Three things happened when I was seven years old that would come to have a profound impact on how I came to understand the world. First, I started taking "computer classes." This was the late 1990s in Romania - computers were still the future. Thinking back, I now realize what

Fiction and my search for meaning

Nested identities

I've spent much of my 20s wrapped in a quiet debate with myself on how to present my background, my interests, my work and my goals publicly. ‌‌Part of that is naturally just navigating the options that are available to me and the options that could be available to me,

Nested identities

Solitude and exceptionalism

This quote captured my attention this morning because on a recent trip out of town, driving for the first time in months, I realized how little time I personally spend alone with my own thoughts anymore. There's always something to read, something to learn, a podcast, a video, a class,

Solitude and exceptionalism