Essays in Quarantine
In This Series
How embracing uncertainty might make me a better journalist
As a journalist, it’s my job to find answers and tell the truth. But right now the truth is I feel like I have fewer answers than ever.
Practicing joy (and social distancing) in nature
When lockdown hit, I found myself suddenly with more free time than I’d had since childhood. To fill it, I started to take walks.
Starting a new job during COVID is lucky … and lonely
There were no handshakes, no in-person introductions. Leaving work is the equivalent of signing out of an app.
Obligations and graduations: What my time as a farmworker taught me about sacrifice
Many farmworkers not only miss family graduations, but also birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays to support their families.
Parenting may never be the same post-COVID. Maybe that’s a good thing.
While part of me is mourning the loss of my bubble, I realize nostalgia is not sustainable. At some point, it’s the same as regression.
Reflections on Father’s Day a decade after losing my dad
The COVID-19 pandemic is turning many people's parents into full-time patients. I know how that feels.
Social distancing while black? Let your community lift you up.
We spend the first hour of our weekly Zoom happy hour just catching up and making each other laugh — we need it.
Planning for my grandkids’ future
"I am more determined than ever to leave them a brighter, more hopeful future to look forward to."
Coronavirus canceled my favorite sports. Here’s why we need them more than ever.
Once it’s safe, sports can’t return fast enough for this fan.