Fireworks During Pandemic

It was heartening to see all of the fireworks amidst the rolling Pennsylvania hills. People were still celebrating in their own way even if official festivities were cancelled. 2020 certainly hasn't been the year that I thought it would be in so many ways, but this Fourth of July will definitely be one to remember. [...]

Quarantine Day …32?

My dissertation defense date is set. I was agonizing over whether it would happen or not... and it will happen over Zoom. I can't help but be cynical about the timing, like, OF COURSE that would happen to me... such an anticlimactic finish to my PhD program... I won't get to stand at a podium [...]

Quarantine Day 17

 I was a little bored today... well, that's an understatement. Working from home is getting to me more than I thought it would. Though I would normally work from home some days during the week, being forced to much of the time is wearing me down. Today I played with some makeup and made the [...]

Quarantine Day 16

Looks like we’re getting another 30 days of this. It’s sobering, seeing the estimated projected death toll for the US with the current data. I don’t think I’ve ever felt quite so awestruck by something, in a bad way. I gave a guest lecture this evening, virtually, on sex addiction. I have been scheduled to [...]

Seascape Saturday

Check out some of my very favorite blue spotted feesh. These blue beauties are absolutely stunning when the light hits them. Truth be told, I am sad that I won't be able to go to Belize in May as scheduled... but I absolutely understand and respect the reason. I know I'll likely get to go [...]

Quarantine Day 11

Today was weird. It wasn't until after 1 pm that I looked up anything about the virus. I kind of feel guilty about that in a way? But I also think it was good for my mental health. I was working to transition my master's counseling course this semester to an online format, engaging with [...]