Picture of the spines of some of the books I read in 2020

Books I Read in 2020

2020 was definitely a year to read books. Good ones, preferably. As a kid, Thursday was always a bit special: Grandma came over and made dinner for the whole family! More pertinent to this post, my grandmother is also a wonderful librarian, and along with the shepherd’s pie or broccoli-ham hot dish (which, when asked, …

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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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