White People: How to TAKE ACTION NOW against Racism

Yesterday I finished my 11th cycle of chemotherapy. During the past week, my mind felt full of gravel rather than thoughts. I was aware of the news, watched it with sad eyes, but didn’t have the energy to engage in a meaningful way. But now the chemo haze has lifted and I’m back to my …

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How to care about something (else) in the time of COVID-19

Clearly there have been several drastic changes we have all had to make in the past 2 months so that life now feels upside down in many ways. Quarantine, homeschooling, mask fashion— not to mention decreased or absent income, fear of illness and hospitalization, etc etc. We are all in this together, although our personal …

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Well… if it weren’t for that one thing…

Clearly, most of us have a lot more time on our hands now that we are physically distancing from our networks and staying home as much as possible. What has kind of blown my mind recently is that, yes— while quarantining isn’t super glamorous— often the opposite with bickering children, piles of dishes and laundry, …

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“You are breathing in my face.”

So how’s your quarantine going? We’re just having a time of it over here. So many solid moments. A brief sampling from today: Brother 1 complaining about brother 2 breathing in brother 1’s vicinity. Brother 2 scream-crying because I’m not sure why? Puppy eating all the things that are not puppy toys. Duh, puppy toys …

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