I’m okay staying home if it means reducing the spread of this illness to other people. I’m okay about working from home. I’m okay with my children having to be home from school if it means that we as a family are contributing to the common good. I’m also okay with wearing a mask to … Continue reading Choose compassion, not fear.
Coronavirus, the experience, went as smoothly as it possibly could for me. I went through the fear and planning about three weeks before COVID-19 was on the public radar, and had fully implemented shelter-in-place for myself when the official announcement rolled around. I’m very grateful for this lead time, which has allowed me to feel … Continue reading What will live on.
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 wanted to write a post about Good Friday during the pandemic. About the meaning of Good Friday and how it is so fitting during a time like this. Nothing seems quite right though. My words can't quite describe the feeling. Around 2000 years ago a man named Jesus hung on a cross at 9 … Continue reading Good Friday
This is where we are now-- L: why do you call it tuna fish? T: because that's what it is honey. L: no it's tuna T: yes, tuna fish L: as opposed to tuna bird or tuna mammal? Fish is the only tuna. It's tuna. T: yes. Tuna. The fish. Tuna fish. L: parrot, the … Continue reading A (lighter) quarantine story.
Source: Lightspring (Shutterstock) "The United States is about to endure a collective trauma unlike anything in recent memory." - David Scharfenberg I am no stranger to trauma. Right now though, I feel like the least capable person when it comes to managing the experience of trauma. My city, my state, my country, my world is … Continue reading collective trauma.
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