Friends, I wrote the following while I was teaching narrative writing to one of my advanced English students. I recently discovered it still lurking on my computer and thought I might share. Before you read it, please know it was a writing exercise from September and not a reflection of my current state of mind.Continue reading “Old, but still worthy: A letter from Quarantine”
Most of you know the saying — “life is what happens when you’ve made other plans,” so what is what happens when you don’t? If you ask me, it seems that things are always in flux. Nothing feels solid right now. It is like being stuck in a transporter beam and not being able toContinue reading “Life is what happens…”
I’ve been bored, so I updated the look of my website. Check it out!
Not much else to do, for sure, so my thinking is probably not unexpected. My mood has deteriorated to a constant state of irritation. Not that I’m not my usual, cheerful, optimistic self, but don’t f**k with me, or I’ll snap your head off! When the world collapses down to the four walls that surroundContinue reading “I’ve been thinking…”
It’s been several weeks now that we’ve been stuck in this “contingency.” I think I may be getting used to it, if that’s possible. The streets here have been pretty empty. We’ve taken some photos to demonstrate some of the differences between “before” and “now.” Parking is definitely not an issue these days. Continue reading “What day is it, anyway?”
It’s interesting that, while nothing is happening, I have things to say. Hmmph. What does that tell you? The ravings of an idle mind? Perhaps. I have to say that after two weeks of semi-solitary confinement, I’m about due for a breakdown. Why is this so hard? I’m very comfortable being alone. I love myContinue reading “Why is this so hard?”
Hello world! I hope you are well. Things are certainly strange here, although not so strange as they may be where you are. Here in Mexico, the world continues in much the same way it has. Those of us with the luxury of jobs that can be done via Internet are working from home, embracingContinue reading “Love in the time of Covid-19”
Hello friends! Greetings from Querétaro, where, as everywhere else in the world, a sense of unreality has set in. We are now living in a dystopian novel where a strange and frightening new virus is spreading globally at an unprecedented pace. So, what to do about it? DON’T PANIC! Those famous words are the firstContinue reading “A bit of perspective”