On returning to school… (another pandemic post)

We all know that there is nothing more frustrating than decisions about an expert field being made by non-experts. We see it all the time: business managers making decisions about numbers of ICU beds in hospitals; politicians making statements about immunology and disease control; rooms of men making decisions about women's reproductive choices. Now it's … Continue reading On returning to school… (another pandemic post)

Quiet

I can hear the birds. From my apartment window, surrounded by buildings with sirens and engines and yelling that normally echo up the alleyways, bouncing off of every window and wall, I can hear the birds. They sing, squawk, chatter all day long, calling to each other across the tin roofs, as if overwhelmed with … Continue reading Quiet

I had a temperature today…

I had a temperature today. With the flush of my cheeks I felt a wave of panic and nausea. I wiped the sweat from my upper lip and breathed hard to make sure I didn't cough. No cough came. And yet. I had a temperature today. As I felt the heat from my body rise … Continue reading I had a temperature today…