These days, I find myself engaged in various games of “whisper down the lane,” where one person shares news about school closings and shelter in place orders, and then that information is relayed to others as needed. I am receiving … Continue reading Whisper Down the Lane
Lately, I have been consumed with news about COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Whether it’s online or in person, conversations with others always involve some percept of the coronavirus — How do we protect ourselves? Should we be scared? … Continue reading On the Coronavirus: What if we die?
From a young age, my dad instilled in me his paranoia. “If you’re in danger, instead of shouting ‘help!’ you should shout ‘fire!’. People can ignore you when you are asking for help but it’s a fire, it’s everyone’s problem … Continue reading I Know Kung Fu
Not long ago, I played a game of Bananagrams for the first time. I’ve played Words with Friends before and I imagined this to be similar, with the only difference being that I was able to physically touch the tiles … Continue reading Flexible vs. Rigid Planning
There’s one memory from my youth that is a popular family tale, often brought up over dinner to elicit laughter and joy. In this memory, a young Queenie is maybe six years old. She is seated on the couch in … Continue reading “No Laughing Allowed!”
“New Year, New me!” This started off as a serious statement grounded in my New Year’s resolutions — A new year is a new year of possibilities. A new year is a new year of new goals. A new year … Continue reading New Year, New Me: The Trap of New Year’s Resolutions
If you were to look at my most recent search history, you would see the following: Since finishing my first semester of graduate school and reflecting on the experience, I have put “Find Work Life Balance” on the top of … Continue reading Achieving a “Work Life Balance”