Today, while riding the Expo train home, I️ was suddenly confronted by an unpleasant scent, a mix of vomit and urine, and maybe some hints of alcohol.
It made me want to vomit.
There were others in the train car who also smelled the fumes, who covered their noses with their shirts, jackets, and hands, in attempts to minimize the stench — all of us looking around the car to trace the smell's source. Looking around me, it was clear that my nose wasn't just being sensitive, and there was a consensus among this mutli-ethnic, multi-class group: The train car smelled. And it was because of the homeless man seated in our train car. Read More
Something I've been thinking about lately is the notion of ambition -- that is, What is ambition? What does it mean to have it? When we deem someone is "ambitious," what is particularly striking about her (or him) in her character? Read More
Merry Christmas, everyone!
I hope your celebrations have been going well and that you've been able to experience joy with your loved ones this season, even in the midst of what feels to be a particularly strife-ridden and loss-filled holiday this year (to me at least). Cheers to a season of new beginnings and new hope!
As I've been home for Christmas break and celebrating with family and friends before heading back to London for a new year and new term, one of my biggest realizations has been that... Read More