power and the flu

Update: if you’re tired of hearing about sick people, you can just skip this post and take thirty seconds to watch my healthy, 5’11”, 17-year-old brother dunk. — My husband and I have embarked on an intense weight loss program to jump start the New Year. It’s called the stomach flu. I suppose I was unspecific […]

radiant little monsters

Since we last talked, I’ve morphed into a part-time insomniac. I am still sick. I took a “How anxious are you?” quiz (stupid, stupid, stupid) and ranked severe. In unrelated news, I have sworn off symptom-googling. This is the first long-term illness that I really remember. It is surprisingly lonely, with a touch of scary. I want normalcy for Christmas. You may […]

rest practice

Today, in the wake of a post-caffeine slump, willing myself to write, to be brilliant, to stop falling asleep in my chair, a thin ray of enlightenment broke through the stupor. And I realized – I am doing it again. All through college I believed without thinking that I would grow up when I graduated. The college years, you may have heard, are collectively deemed a critical stage of human […]