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A picture from before I even had a phone with apps on it!

Limiting Social Media

A few days ago I deleted my social media apps. I didn’t delete the accounts, just the apps on my phone. Why? A few reasons. Primarily, I want to get my focus back. During this quarantine I’ve found myself more glued to social media than ever before. I compulsively refresh my feeds at every moment …

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a snapshot of me at a dance competition from 2013

A Dance Vignette

Cleaning my closet the other day (what else are you going to do during the quarantine?) I found a trove of my old writings. It was a tiny bit inspiring and mostly mortifying. What follows is a vignette I wrote in 2013. It’s about 90% accurate to what actually happened, with just a hint of …

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On Digital Dancing

One interesting effect of the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic has been the sudden switch to online platforms for 90% of dance activities. From intensives to skype lessons, the world has moved digital. That’s pretty cool in a lot of ways. I’m also not a fan of it for myself. I risk sounding like a Debbie-downer here, …

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an opportunity to imagine what coronavirus might look like under a microscope

The Corona Opportunity

So, here’s the thing: Coronavirus sucks.  We know this, it’s all anyone can talk about right now. You probably already know, but on the off chance you haven’t: get thee to some social distancing. Yes, right now. No, being young and unlikely to die from this does not excuse you. If you haven’t been convinced …

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books on floor

Books I Read in 2019

Today I’m talking about books. It’s not because I want to brag (that’s just a nice side-effect) about the titles I’ve read, but because enough friends have asked me about what I’ve been reading this year that it seemed like a good idea to write it all out, both to make sure I wasn’t forgetting …

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