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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Birds Coast When They Can

An essay posted to Medium over the weekend is being widely shared. I Lived Through Collapse. America Is Already There. How life goes on, surrounded by death by Indi Samarajiva. It describes living through the Sri Lankan civil war.
I lived through the end of a civil war. Do you know what it was like [...]

More of a Mood Than a Story

I intend to come here more regularly to capture some thoughts. But I don’t have anything cohesive to say, hence the post title. A friend who lives in hurricane country referred to “The Relentless Layering of Challenges” recently, and that was even before Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. It is all so overwhelming. I face fewer [...]

Isolation In Perpetuity

Last weekend was yet another pandemic holiday weekend. For us, that mostly meant staying home, as usual. Saturday morning I did make a ridiculous number of homemade vegan donuts but it was really just like any other weekend. Aside from seeing more articles like this one:
Labor Day is the end of summer. But COVID-19 meant [...]

The Ones We Don’t Know We Don’t Know

Well, that happened more quickly than I expected. Someone from my Dad’s birth family wrote back just a day or two after I messaged them. Last weekend they sent me their phone number. My Dad called and had a nice chat with a cousin. At some point, I will drive my Dad to his birth [...]