I purchased my first climate change book in February, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates, and was so excited to read it that I posted a picture of it on Facebook next to the glass of chardonnay I planned to enjoy with it. Almost immediately, I was hit by this comment: “Don’t … Continue reading Concerned about Climate Change
In a time when many of us are feeling isolated, whether by Covid or politics, one thing we all have in common is that we view the world through a unique lens that’s crafted by the lives we’ve led. The only way we can try and make sense out of this complicated world is to … Continue reading A Shameful Piece of History
I just found 697 hours with nothing at all to do. For someone who’s always stressing about there not being enough hours in the day, it’s a tremendous gift. You see, I had to have three rounds of chemo last week to treat multiple sclerosis. This particular type of chemo kills your T cells, which … Continue reading What Would You Do with 697 Hours?
Dear friend, I’ve seen your social media posts about how you refuse to wear a mask. I know they’re uncomfortable, and you think they’re trying to take away your freedom by forcing you to wear one. You’ve mentioned that you’re unlikely to get COVID-19 anyway, and even if you did, you’re perfectly healthy so it … Continue reading A letter to my mask-less friends
Everyone's talking about how we get life back to normal. But I'm not really sure I want to go back there.
I have readily admitted to anyone who asks how I’m doing that I am feeling incredibly blessed. I’m blessed to still have a full-time job, even at a temporarily reduced salary, so my family can pay the bills. I’m blessed that my daughter, who has a compromised immune system, made the decision to come home … Continue reading Counting My Blessings and Bright Sides
If there’s one thing most of us can agree upon, it’s that this whole coronavirus thing is upsetting and scary. Even for those who are still in denial about the seriousness of the situation, you can’t deny that it’s already had a huge impact on millions of Americans – lost jobs, lost opportunities, inability to … Continue reading What If? (Looking for a Silver Lining)
I’ve always had a weird fascination with apocalyptic films – when the world goes to hell, I’m sucked in by stories of how people react to having their world turned upside down. Of course, living through coronavirus, which is starting to feel like an apocalypse, is quite a different experience than reading about it or … Continue reading Lessons from the Apocalypse. And basketball.