Author Archives: Stewart

Making a home

I’ve been hanging my artwork from undergrad, photos of friends and family, putting postcards from old roommates and cousins on my fridge, installing hangers for air plants, and otherwise nesting in my apartment of 4 years. I’m living alone again [...]

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listening

Listening requires the patience to recognize your feelings in other people’s words, no matter how trivial, dark and empty their language may seem. It requires you to become someone else while you listen. The fog of boredom and emptiness when [...]

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The geopolitical parallels between today and 1939

Indeed, it has just happened in Crimea, where a major power has forcefully changed a European border for the first time since 1945. Russia’s act of annexation and its evident designs on eastern Ukraine constitute a reminder that NATO was [...]

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The Last Hermit

Solitude did increase my perception. But here’s the tricky thing—when I applied my increased perception to myself, I lost my identity. With no audience, no one to perform for, I was just there. There was no need to define myself; [...]

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Love is a verb and a noun

Having been through several long-term relationships, and recently ended an engagement, I’ve come to believe that love is an intense and seductive emotion, but also a behavior that we choose every day—and that the two are not mutually exclusive.

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