Writing Christmas cards, each a memoir of our 2020 life

Online Pluses and Minuses

Almost incomprehensible to me is the emergence and reliance of online interface during our home-stay, now nearing nine months of 2020. My husband and I are wildly gregarious, so quarantine initially made us glum. We felt cut off from the world, outcasts in our own...
Humanity bonded by Disaster –

Humanity bonded by Disaster –

Humans tend to fall into a trap of thinking that well-being is a zero-sum game. Disasters rip away the fallacy of self-reliance, to which Americans are prone. Disasters have laid bare our utter dependence on one another. We’ve experienced this before/after...
Four-letter words in COVID-Times

Four-letter words in COVID-Times

What four-letter word signified your COVID-19 experience? FEAR? HOME? WASH? HELL? COPE? My mind coalesced around MASK. Who could have guessed that an item known only to children at Halloween, American kids’ eager quest for candy, would have become a prime item to...
Ten Ways to rise above the Sh*t Show of 2020

Ten Ways to rise above the Sh*t Show of 2020

So, how’s the sh*t show of 2020 going? Are you back to work? Sh*t out of luck, overextended, nerves shot? Worrying yourself out of your mind? Tired of being cooped up with pets and people and debts? Let me know in a comment on this blog post – I really...