june 25 – june 29

june 25 I learned today that I am two degrees from someone recently diagnosed with COVID. I mean, not to be coy, but HIPAA!  And my parents learned that two of their friends were recently diagnosed. Blerg. Fun fact: I ghost wrote that HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) blog post. june 26 I’mContinue reading “june 25 – june 29”

june 10 – june 16

june 10 A neighborhood Facebook group rallied our community to participate in semi-weekly protests at a busy intersection, Wednesdays and Sundays at 5:30pm. So, today we tore up some boxes and made protest signs from the scraps. Toren, my 9-year old, seemed the most informed about the movement. He made one sign with the iconicContinue reading “june 10 – june 16”

june 6 – june 8

june 6 Yesterday, Dave Matthews overtook Jeff while running around Green Lake. This might just be the competition Jeff needs to finally beat a 10-minute mile. Protests continue, many peaceful ones around here, but definitely not everywhere. Lots of white people are marinating in a pool of shame, feeling squirmy and utterly uncomfortable, myself included.Continue reading “june 6 – june 8”

june 1 – june 6

june 1 A Minneapolis police officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds until he was lifeless. Dead. In broad daylight. It’s been an emotional and fraught week for the country and especially for the black community. And silence from allies is no longer an option. This past weekend, protests wereContinue reading “june 1 – june 6”