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Since the start of this pandemic, I've observed a narrative play out in which some see the terrible side effects of this virus, and come to the conclusion that either COVID is not real or could be solved by reopening when reopening could cause more terrible things to happen to other people. The thing is, [...]

Running from Friday

The sun is shining, and I just finished hiding eggs for Ezra to find in our improvised early Easter celebration. I’m sitting on my balcony, sipping homemade iced coffee, surveying my mom’s beautiful backyard, and feeling the sun radiate off my skin. I think about how I’ll have a hundred new freckles and a sunburn [...]

Lilacscent

This is my face lately. Less makeup and fun outfits, more beanies and outdoor-wear. Less family dinners and meeting friends at music gigs—more quiet evenings and googling “how to train a puppy to stop biting” as I trudge out the door with a wriggly brown fur ball at 3 am. I have never been able [...]

Finches

When Jesse died You visited me with goldfinches “I’m here.” With each colorful flutter of wings, evidence--I was seen. In the years since When I’d see their tiny yellow frames I’d take it as proof, surety. You were with me. But I saw with greater frequency Plain, tawny, common finches— Which I’d dismiss with disappointment, [...]

Just Call Me Politically Correct: Why I’m Embracing PC Culture

    PC Culture. The great enemy of honest, forthright, down-to-earth, can’t-fence-me-in, independent thinkers. A quick google search will define PC, or “Politically Correct”, Culture, as a culture devoted to using terms “to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.” With wider [...]