Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on Pexels.com As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our lives, I've frequently returned to Neil Gaiman's post about imposter syndrome that originally began making the rounds in 2017. Gaiman describes running into Neil Armstrong and having the following conversation: I was standing at the back of the hall, while a musical entertainment …
Like so many significant events throughout the history of the Western world, my humanities moment begins on the banks of the River Tiber in Rome.
As most allegorical tales of triumph conclude, mine began with passing through some imposing iron gates. Arriving at those austere and figurative portae to knowledge at Columbia University was a surreal experience on the afternoon of Sunday, February 16.
"The emotional side is something that first-generation students have to deal with by themselves because there might not be someone that can understand them."