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Monthly Archives: March 2021

For the People

Despite becoming an activist as a teenager, it took me years to come to terms with the deep roots of systemic oppression in this country (and globally). My younger, more idealistic self knew these systems were flawed. But I had such a simplistic view of things. I thought that if we just raised awareness, we [...]

Sail, Not Drift

Today marks a significant turning point. I took my first dose of Prozac. This is the first time I’ve turned to medication to improve my mental health. It took long enough just to get myself into therapy. Now, at age 47, I’ve realized I can’t breathe my way out of my anxiety disorder. While I [...]

In the Shadow of Suffering

Today is the one-year anniversary of full-time remote work for my company. At that time, I was also mid-semester teaching for my part-time job. But the college didn’t have the capacity to switch to distance learning. On that day I found out my classes were being canceled. Now, one year later, I have very gratefully [...]

Alone With My Enthusiasm

This week had its ups and downs but I’ll focus on the positives. Like last Sunday, when it was warm enough to visit with my Dad in his driveway (though it was windy as heck). It was the first time I’d seen him in MONTHS. He and his wife are fully vaccinated but still being [...]

A Matter of Milestones or of Moments

It is March, again. This marks the one-year anniversary since the pandemic became real for many of us in the United States. There’s been a lot of chatter about hitting milestones. For example, the other day was the anniversary of the last live music show I saw in a venue. That week I also saw [...]