Schools in my area started closing down first, before any businesses or even bars. While it unnerved me, my son was in daycare. I was still going to work and as a single mom whose family is on the other side of the country, I rely on daycare entirely. Before this I'd sometimes work from home so I could get certain errands done, … Continue reading Just me, my toddler, and a pandemic
My friends and family are scattered all around the world. Our realities are usually very different — there is little to no overlap in our day-to-day events, weather, political news, even holidays. Today, however, we are all in the same boat. It has been bewildering and bizarre to observe the lives of my friends and … Continue reading United by Staying Away
I have been struggling to write down the impacts this quarantine has made on mine and my family’s life over the past few weeks. I’m very blessed and very privileged to be able to be home and to still have a full-time job. We are a family of introverts and homebodies. We are a homeschooling … Continue reading Captain Sweatpants.
I'm a Marine Corps veteran. I faithfully served this country from 2001-2006 as a communications technician and I cherish the time I served. One thing that not many people know about me is that I struggled with addiction before and after my service. In fact, one of the reasons I joined was because it provided … Continue reading an essential job and life on hold
March in the mid-Atlantic states is glorious. Dissatisfied with the quality of C’s preschool and the annoyances of weekly commitments, the COVID school cancellations were a bit of a relief. Sure, museums and other places were closed, but as long as we can go outdoors and explore, it would feel mostly like summer vacation without … Continue reading Protecting my family from COVID-19.
My current life is beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I live in an apartment over-looking the Charles River. I can pay all of my bills every month. I get to spend my days (and often nights) thinking about the mysteries of the brain. I run experiments and collect data to answer questions that … Continue reading “disadvantaged background”
Everyone has a story within them -- a truth that can, and should be told. Each person also has a unique, personal voice with which to share his story. Sometimes that voice is loud and boisterous and people are forced to stop and listen. Often though, the voice is quieter, sometimes even just a whisper, … Continue reading storytelling