‘We’re all much more aware of time, because we’re just sitting still in it.’
Brooklyn native Allegra Alcoff recently ended her service as a Peace Corps volunteer. Told she needed to gather her things from her Zambian site for a trip back to the states, Alcoff paused to think about if that was what she really wanted to do.
The coronavirus is making Dr. Carmaleta Williams think about work in a new way.
As the coronavirus changes the way we live, my father reflects on a similar era.
A conversation about how – during a time of limited non -emergency medical care – one woman is managing chronic disease.
It requires a certain degree of privilege to shelter-in-place during the global pandemic.
Anyone can gather stories from the loved ones, elders and influencers in their lives. With some curiousity and a mobile phone most folks can preserve the stories that matter. The phone part is easy: Mobile phones are owned by 96% of Americans. Smart phone ownership hovers somewhere north of 80%. Recording on a cell phoneContinue reading “The Process of Recollecting”
Late last year, my wife and I packed up everything, said good-bye to our friends and family and moved just two hours away. Even though Kansas City is close to our beloved Columbia, it may as well be on Mars right now. Our new-found activities are on-hold due to the coronavirus. Until further notice thereContinue reading “Bloom Where You Are Planted: A Garden Memoir”
As a kid, I loved a rush as much as the next guy. I recall joining my cousins on the top of the six-foot high wooden swing-set their dad had recently built for them as they took turns jumping off the top and daring me to join them. Rope swings into the creek were alwaysContinue reading “My broken nose”