Sustainability through Time Travel

Last Saturday morning was sunny and lazy and I was still in bed when I stumbled upon the New York Times article “To Build Resilience in Isolation, Master the Art of Time Travel: When the present is unpleasant, it helps to think ahead to the future and back to the...

Is COVID-19 a Collective Rite of Passage?

Could COVID-19 be a collective rite of passage? Our current process of social distancing certainly feels like a classic “liminal period,” where we are in-between the previous stage and whatever comes next. In fact, this moment in time seems eerily similar to the...

A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

The scourge of Covid-19 is still ravaging the world. The headlines are filled with stories of monumental measures directed to hold the virus at bay. Equally monumental efforts are being aimed at mitigating the disastrous economic fall-out from the need to avoid...
I gave birth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

I gave birth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

Eight years ago, at the tender age of 27, my new husband and I bought 9 acres in the rolling hillsides of rural Uruguay. After a young adulthood of terrorism, hurricanes, financial disaster, we were seeking stability. While both in grad school we saved up what little...