They say travel teaches us that people are the same wherever you go. But I love learning how we're all different. How cultures and customs evolved, how environment shapes a society, how a few hours on a plane can take you to a place so unfamiliar that you can't help but wonder why it is so.
In the beginning, back in March, I didn’t mind not being able to travel. Since nobody was able to travel, I felt a sense of camaraderie with my fellow hunker-downers (to borrow Leslie Jordan’s phrase). We all shared the same experience of canceling trips, putting plans on hold, and hoping that, soon enough, we would […]More
Note: I began writing this post just as the Coronavirus pandemic reached the eastern U.S. As it quickly disrupted our lives, I set the post aside to focus on more immediate concerns. Once I eventually began to feel more resigned than reactive as I settled into a new routine for the time being, I returned […]More
I derive a Marie Kondo-esque joy from January. It’s like a clean slate. The year is wide open with possibility. And the days are once again getting longer. Yet the start of 2020 came with an unexpected dose of anxiety for me. I reasoned that this must be due to the beginning of a new […]More