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This Is Us

She doesn’t pay rent, but we’re doing okay

Detail from “The Bowden Children,” John Hoppner, 1803


This Is Us

He was more than just a fun distraction, but was it worth the leap?

Sunset with two champagne glasses.
Sunset with two champagne glasses.
Photo courtesy of the author.


This Is Us

The emotions of the pandemic hit me late

The night I placed a laughably insufficient grocery order when I heard the pandemic might actually be serious. I still thought Warren might have a real shot at the nomination. How young we were!


This Is Us

On the masks we wear to face the world

Blurred series of mime faces.
Blurred series of mime faces.
Photo: mediaphotos/Getty Images


Past Is Prologue

Even before the pandemic, schools weren’t really doing their job

A crumpled ball of blue paper against a solid pink background.
A crumpled ball of blue paper against a solid pink background.
Photo: MirageC/Moment/Getty Images


This Is Us

Thoughts on White privilege from a retailer

A photo of the author wearing a face mask.
A photo of the author wearing a face mask.
Photo courtesy of the author.


This Is Us

I am not always the hero of my own story

A single red sphere sits outside a group of red spheres contained within a green hoop.
A single red sphere sits outside a group of red spheres contained within a green hoop.
Photo: Richard Drury/Getty Images


This Is Us

Humans like easy answers — even if those answers contradict the facts

A fluorescent image of SARS-COV-2 particles.
A fluorescent image of SARS-COV-2 particles.
Photo: Flavio Coelho/Getty Images


Mind Games

To avoid another devastating nationwide lockdown, we all have to do our part

Photo: Jasmin Merdan/Getty Images


This Is Us

Putting the Covid-19 pandemic into words hasn’t been easy, even for someone who writes words for a living

A wayward surgical mask I spotted on a run. Photo courtesy of the author.

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