Some things that happened today, Monday, August 24: --- I walked to the grocery store in full incognito mode. I hate wearing shades because they make me feel like an asshole but the smoky air left me no choice. Also, am I the only one who feels like shades create a barrier between them and … Continue reading Fires in the Time of Coronavirus
I feel sad, angry, and helpless about so much: fires blazing across Northern California, coronavirus raging on, friends who are going through tough times, ongoing fights for black lives... I sit at my kitchen table each day and try to focus on work but it feels increasingly trivial. I take meetings in between reading articles … Continue reading Having My Cake…and Being Stressed Out, Too?
The weather this past week has been crazy and scary (commence fire season; I woke up this morning to the smell of smoke) but also incredible. I've gone to sleep every night sweating on top of my bed sheets (why have I never purchased a fan?!) and got pummeled by hail at Mt. Tam on … Continue reading Poor Planning & Pedialyte
I love the elm trees on Folsom Street, and the way their leaves turn a fluorescent green as they capture the early morning light. The other day I hiked up Bernal Heights with a friend and, until she pointed them out, I had never thought to look at those trees from above: One of my … Continue reading Accidental Ode to San Francisco
Last weekend I finished Anelise Chen's So Many Olympics Exertions. I picked it up after discovering it on Goodreads (which, to be honest, I am finding more of time-suck than Twitter these days, though the content is certainly more wholesome). I'm too lazy to summarize a book that is better summarized by someone else anyway, … Continue reading Book Review-ish: So Many Olympic Exertions