I like to think of me and Thomas' brain cell count as a zero sum game: if he's gaining brain cells, I have to be losing them at the same rate. For example: it's 8pm on a Saturday evening and he is doing readings for his policy classes. Therefore, in order to balance out his … Continue reading TV & Poetry
Last week I accidentally unmuted myself during a work call while funneling the remains of a family-size bag of popcorn into my mouth. A few seconds later: "Hey, Maddy, could you mute yourself?" F*ck. Such is my life these days. This week, however, my work laptop decided to stop functioning entirely so I've been trying … Continue reading It’s 6am and I’m Bored!
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?