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Where Are We Going?

If I’m being honest, it took me days to write this article. Like you, I’ve had to deal with an increased level of stress over the last week. I’ve had headaches. I’ve had a harder time sleeping. And, my focus has been strained. I’m tired. Emotionally. Worn out. 2020 has been difficult.We’ve had severe bushfires […]Read More

The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be

Going outside is different, ain’t it? I went to Wegman’s yesterday to do food shopping and waited on a line that wrapped itself around the corner onto Flushing Avenue, while standing approximately six feet from the person in front of me. We were all wearing masks, and being around a bunch of people wearing masks […]Read More

To Be, or not To Be… Outside? That is the

While in quarantine, I have continued more or less to maintain the level of physical activity that my body is used to, mainly the running. I’m treating this time as I would if things were normal. The Brooklyn Half Marathon would’ve been happening on Saturday May 16th, and so my running schedule has been based […]Read More

The Classism of a Pandemic

My sister Kyam is a Senior Accountant with a top-rated global accounting firm. Her twin daughters are at the top of their classes in all subjects. When Covid caused us all to shelter-in-place, the firm sent my sister home with everything that she needed to do her job. She was already working from home a […]Read More

Who’s Zooming Who?

This was my work day today. I had a 9am Zoom conference with the NAACP. I had an 11am Zoom interview with an awesome Creative, and I had a Webinar at 12:30pm. After work, I did a Zoom Happy Hour with my friends. Sound familiar? For those of us working from home, Zoom has become […]Read More

What We Have Lost in the Pandemic

I have a favorite bodega: Ralph’s, on the corner of South Portland and Lafayette. I’ve been going to Ralph’s since I was a freshman in High School, as it rests directly in my walking path to my old high school, Brooklyn Tech.Every day as a kid, I’d stop at Ralph’s for a turkey-and-cheese hero and […]Read More

A Quarantine Strategy

“Go Easy on Yourself: This is Hard” I am writing this on Day 17 of our PAUSE City-wide quarantine. Like you, I have been pretty much sequestered in my home, taking trips to the store as needed, but pretty much in and around the house all day every day. Work, for me, now consists of […]Read More