A few thoughts on finding joy right now

A few thoughts on finding joy right now

Between mid-June and late July this year, I started to really feel it: an incoherent, rootless bone-tiredness that settled in and couldn’t be lifted. 15 months of pandemic endurance, and my defenses had finally crashed. I felt entirely depleted.  And I’m...
How to read more books in 2021

How to read more books in 2021

“I had always thought that I would read more if I had the time but I’ve discovered that I would not.” These are the words of a meme comedian (I don’t remember whose), posted on Instagram shortly after the world shut down in March of last year....
Turning 30: dreaming beyond this moment

Turning 30: dreaming beyond this moment

As I write this, I’m coming off of a week that felt particularly catastrophic. We’re in a global pandemic. The US west coast, where we live, is ablaze like never before. People are missing, the air is dangerous to breathe. Massive injustices plague our...