A Simple Christmastime

My brother and I, 1994 While flipping through a Christmas décor inspiration magazine at the grocery store checkout line, I came across a home feature that proclaimed to have decorated with the goal of achieving extravagance and formality. Extravagance and formality are two manners from which I never operate, preferring instead that of simple authenticity. … Continue reading A Simple Christmastime

Traveling During COVID-19

Earlier this month my family and I flew on four different airplanes. (!!) That might sound totally irresponsible to you, but after careful consideration we decided to go for it. Thankfully, as it turned out, everything went just fine :). More importantly, moving through the airports was a marvelous reminder that there is more to … Continue reading Traveling During COVID-19

As a White Woman, This is What I Notice

I notice that my television screen is full of white people. I notice that in TV shows, there is only one black person, playing the token black role. I notice that Schitt’s Creek, acclaimed for being diverse and forward-thinking in regards to sexuality, fails to do anything for colored people. There is one black person … Continue reading As a White Woman, This is What I Notice

Ten Weeks of Togetherness

Camped out at the makeshift, work-from-home desk! My son’s daycare has been closed for the past ten weeks. My husband and I are both considered “essential workers.” Yes, it’s been quite the at-home adventure. In general, I feel very confused about the unfairness in which life sits. In the process of social distancing, some parents … Continue reading Ten Weeks of Togetherness