It’s midnight; I just finished submitting a paper (16 minutes before the deadline), and rather than writing this blog, I started scrolling through Insta stories. But instead of the usual barrage of cute babies, reposts, and so-so TikToks, I’m swiping through nurses crying, anti-maskers striking, bigoted gym owners spouting bullshit, and all of this happening […]Read More
The past six months have changed almost everything about our daily lives. We’ve gone from crowded lunchrooms and nights out with friends to home offices and zoom parties. Nothing is the same, least of all social decency. Trying to soak up the last dredges of warm weather, I’ve been going for walks almost every day. […]Read More
Hi, I’m Maria, and I’m an extrovert. Which means quarantine sucks. As an extrovert, I get my energy from social interaction. I thrive in social settings, I have multiple groups of friends, I’m loud (and a wee bit obnoxious), and I don’t really enjoy a lot of alone time. Not because I don’t like myself […]Read More
My brain has been one hell of a foggy mess these past few weeks. I haven’t been able to focus much on anything other than work and thinking of what I’m going to eat. Although, it finally cleared up over the long weekend when I took my bike out for the first ride of the […]Read More
You give us all quite a scare,
so we try to prepare,
and suddenly we care
a lot about toilet paper.