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Always take the stairs

Until I was 16, I lived on the sixth floor of a standard communist bloc of flats in a standard neighborhood of Bucharest. The elevator wasn't working half the time, and the other half it was busy. So I mostly took the stairs. I recently realized that since I moved

Always take the stairs

A fifty year mission

When I was seven years old I wrote my first short story. ‌‌The homework was to create several sentences based on words we learned in class. Like the overachieving chap I would prove myself to be, I immediately thought - what if I connected all the words together? ‌‌(In all

A fifty year mission

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