Cover Photo: A photograph of the Stanford University campus under clear blue skies
Photograph courtesy of the author

For Me, “Home” Is Never Present—Only Ever in the Past

Though no place is home upon arrival, I make it my home by the time I leave.

Finallyaway from smoke-filled skies and tech bros and traffic filled with vanity-plated Teslas. before

That was home for six years


french fries


nostalgiahomeSquid Game

That’swhere I’m from

They say the cold is worse on an empty stomach-yo



Hannah Kim is a philosophy professor at Macalester College. You can learn more at and follow her at @thisishannahkim.