• narrative

    defending eurylochus

    February 15, 2019
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    There’s a bloke in the Odyssey named Eurylochus, one of Odysseus’ commanders. He leads an expedition to the home of the sorceress Circe, who gives the men wine and a magical meal that turns them all into pigs. All of them, that is, except Eurylochus, who, unlike the rest of the crew, has some sense […]

    finding my way

    February 15, 2019
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    The wind cut my hands sharply, but I could feel the rest of my body heating up under my heavy windbreaker. As I ascended the steep slope of College Hill, the few RISD shuttles I passed assured me that I was walking in the right direction. After a few more minutes of walking up the […]

    subtle asian traits

    February 8, 2019
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    There’s always the slight concern before meeting someone you started talking to online that the person is secretly an axe murderer and you’re going to meet an unfortunate end very soon. This thought crossed my mind on the subway ride to meet said person in the city, but I had taken some precautions: I’d agreed […]

    dating misadventures

    February 8, 2019
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    I went on a couple of dates with this girl I met on Tinder. She was cool, but she was intense in every single way that I wasn’t—like talk-about-hardcore-pornography-over-breakfast intense. I have not been able to look at yogurt the same way since. Anyway, I figured we weren’t really compatible. But when she got up […]

    dear nicole

    February 1, 2019
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    Dear Nicole, Every time I drop by the mail room to pick up one of your letters sent all the way from Ohio, I finish reading it before I get back to my dorm. I blaze through your words, eating them up too quickly. I walk out of the building tearing the flap of the […]