• COVID-19 & the permission to rest

    January 9, 2021 by

    “This is going to sound strange,” my care provider said, “but you have COVID lungs.” Relieved, I replied, “That doesn’t sound strange at all.” — In late January, my whole family came down with what we thought was a terrible cold. It bowled over three-quarters of the household; me, worst of all. No matter what… Read more

  • could have been saved

    December 13, 2020 by

    “You were in a coma for two days, Deborah. I was so scared.” Whenever my mom said these words, she spoke with such calm that I couldn’t really imagine her then-terror. Besides, I’d lived, hadn’t I? Wasn’t my surviving always inevitable? It was only when it came time to vaccinate my own son that I… Read more

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