Until my throat is raw

I have lived an incredibly privileged life, and I have never felt physically threatened by people who are tasked with keeping me safe.

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We repainted our bedroom yesterday; a task we have been talking about for nearly as long as we have been married (one week short of 12 years). Social isolation has given us the time to do a ton of house projects, and I am grateful. The verdict is still out on the bedroom for me,…

Just some (more) existential thoughts from this week

This week marks the passing from month two to month three of sheltering in place. I have been to a few stores during this time, but the great majority of these months have been spent at home or walking in our neighborhood. And that has been fine: I’m calmer and more at peace than I…

Forming new habits to carry on

I can’t be the only person who has almost forgotten what “regular” life used to be like, can I? Am I the only one who has fallen into the new normal as if getting up for spin class, coming home to shower and rush out the door, tearing home to let the dog out and…

e2: Joel Liestman and Ryan Newton Harris

Listen to the podcast here. Please meet two of my longest friends (makes them sound stretchy, doesn’t it?đŸ˜‚), Joel and Ryan. They were interesting nearly 30 years ago, and that hasn’t changed. To call them quirky and idiosyncratic is not hyperbole; they really are both of those things. And, of course, I recognize those traits…

Getting past the road block

A good friend texted me yesterday to tell me that they have been awarded a major, and highly competitive, regional fellowship. I am beyond thrilled for my friend who has lived an incredible life, has overcome unimaginable challenges and will do phenomenal things with this opportunity. But even as I was typing my congratulations, my…