Long time, no see

Who would have known that the first two weeks of “summer break” would be busier than all of “lockdown” so far? School supply drop off and pick up days, yearly checkups and appointments, consultations, and bribing my eldest child to allow herself to be photographed for an ongoing series… I am exhausted. Today was the … More Long time, no see

Quarantine Chronicles #11 – Nitashia Johnson, Artist/Graphic Designer

This is the eleventh part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Nitashia Johnson is a photographer, artist, graphic designer, and a fresh voice for the Black … More Quarantine Chronicles #11 – Nitashia Johnson, Artist/Graphic Designer

Motherhood

Today is Mother’s Day. No long, drawn out post today except to say thank you to all the mothers out there that are doing it all. Single moms, working moms, moms just holding it together during this pandemic. Moms who are still just moms at heart with open arms and waiting wombs; moms who embrace … More Motherhood

Quarantine Chronicles #6 – Lizzy Dupont, OB/GYN Resident

This is the sixth part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Elizabeth “Lizzy” Dupont is a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at a hospital in Boston, … More Quarantine Chronicles #6 – Lizzy Dupont, OB/GYN Resident

Quarantine Chronicles #4 – Keisha Sykes, Medicare Broker

This is the fourth part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Keisha Sykes and I attended school together – kindergarten through 12th grade – in a … More Quarantine Chronicles #4 – Keisha Sykes, Medicare Broker

Things I’ve Learned During Quarantine

Being under a government-mandated stay-home order has not been easy by any means. I understand why, and I will comply as long as is necessary. During this “challenging/unique” time (those are the words that the advertising copywriters are using interchangeably to describe the current state of the world), I have learned several things about myself. … More Things I’ve Learned During Quarantine

Search Terms

Recycling is good for the environment, AND blog content. About a billion years ago (well, like 15-ish) I had a blog. I was 24 when I started it and it was a thing I really enjoyed. Lots of mid-twenties crud that is kinda hilarious to look back on, but I’d never dream of re-publishing. I … More Search Terms

Days of Disquiet

I had a panic attack this weekend. Full-blown, couldn’t breathe, heart pounding, couldn’t stand, on the floor, fetal position PANIC. If you have never experienced that, I hope you never have to. The first time I ever had one, I thought I was dying. Literally. Fortunately, I was alone. No one saw it, especially my … More Days of Disquiet

States of Flux

It is no great secret that many people are living in uncertainty right now. While there are temporary fixes in place, the longevity of “non-essential” businesses is, at best, open to question. My business – most assuredly “non-essential” in the eyes of the government and general population – faces the same question: will I exist … More States of Flux