Why do kids in California return to school so early? It’s the end of summer! It’s back to school! Like, what? It’s only the middle of August. Last week in L.A., we hung out with friends visiting from Brooklyn, and their kids don’t go back to school until after Labor Day. I think it’s theContinue reading “Friendships, Family, Freedom (Or, Notes from Sabbatical, Weeks 8-11)”
Today is day 6 of my sabbatical. I have three months of paid leave—an incredible benefit that Automattic offers to employees every five years. Being at the company for 11.5 years, this is my second one. I had many plans and hopes for my first one in fall 2017, but it ultimately took a differentContinue reading “Notes from Sabbatical, Week 1”
Had a little girls’ weekend in Carmel with my mom and daughter. My aunt — one of my mom’s sisters — and her partner live in Carmel Valley, so we visited them and went to the coast, had some proper pool time, and ended the weekend with a Sunday brunch at Folktale Winery. Momming isContinue reading “Mother’s Day Weekend in Carmel”
I love how Terry Pitts, the writer on the blog Vertigo, writes about time: The cinematic version of time passing, which often shows a succession of calendar pages disappearing off the screen, blown away by the breeze, was never how I understood time. For me, it’s the constant repetition, the endless mimetic motion of theContinue reading “What Time Looks Like”
Musings on the performance of parenthood on Instagram.
Three bursts of pandemic poetry, courtesy of word magnets.
For 2019, a new list of random things I like, inspired by my One List a Day journal.
A collection of images from the latter half of 2018.
Last month, I gave birth to my daughter.