out of office ending.

The vaccines are rolling out. Restrictions are easing everywhere. The government seems to be like a cool parent right now testing the bounds of our ability to do the right thing when faced with potentially troublesome situations. Are you going to keep vigilant with mask-wearing even after you are fully vaccinated? We shall see. Even […]

another trip around the sun

Because I was due to be born on Christmas, my parents were considering naming me “Noelle.” I don’t know if it’s because I came out six days early, but they did not ultimately choose that very on-the -nose moniker. (Other contenders were Esperanza and Gillian, so I guess I was going to have an unusual […]


I wrote this while riding the train from New York to Maine on Monday, November 2nd, 2020. My father passed away four days later. My dad has been preparing me for the day of his death since I was a very young child. I was born in 1975 and my parents were 31 and 41 […]

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