In the Fog

One morning in the not-so-distant past, I went for a run. A thick blanket of fog hung in the air, obscuring all but the few yards directly in front of me. I ran a familiar course, fixing my gaze ahead for any oncoming cars. Every so often, I’d make...

It’s Okay If You’re Struggling

On day #1,467 of sheltering in place, I was watching my daughter participate in her regular dance class, now delivered via Zoom videoconferencing. We’d created a makeshift dance floor in our kitchen by pushing the table against the windows, positioning my laptop at just the right angle so her...

Inordinate

Inordinate. This word has been on my mind lately because of a show the kids discovered on NetFlix, “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Based on the books by Daniel Handler — also known as Lemony Snicket — the show follows young Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire after their parents...

A New Normal

COVID-19 is spreading around the world and life is getting stranger by the second. School districts are closing in droves and parents are scrambling to figure out what to do. Birthday parties, recitals, and sports events are being postponed indefinitely. Our phones are buzzing with updates from businesses assuring...