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  • COVID19 life Weekend

    Day 22: Plugging Along

    I feel really tired today. I slept 7 hours last night but it does not feel like enough. (Tonight = will try for 8.) I have a lot of meetings today — the first…

    April 6, 2020
  • COVID19 life

    Day 19: 5 on a Friday

    1- My daily checklist is really helping my sanity right now. 2- I am now deep into The Topeka School by Ben Lerner, which is dark yet compelling. It took me over 70 pages…

    April 3, 2020
  • COVID19 life

    Day 16: I woke up sad today

    March 31. End of Quintile 1. I was supposed to have woken up in a San Diego hotel room, looking forward to day 1 of an American Pediatric Program Director’s Conference. Obviously not happening.…

    March 31, 2020
  • COVID19 life

    Day 12: Hodge Podge

    First, I wanted to share this link: That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief — shared in the comments by reader L (a nurse) yesterday. It definitely hit home for me, and somehow made me…

    March 27, 2020
  • COVID19 life Parenting Work

    Day 2: Just Getting Started

    First, a happy announcement related to my professional life: our pediatrics residency program filled! For those not familiar, getting a residency spot is a ~6 month process, beginning with electronic applications and ending with…

    March 17, 2020
  • life Work

    Structure & Survival

    School is closed. Spring break was slated to start the week after next (3/23), but we didn’t find out until 4:30 pm today that the kids will not be back until further notice. Cameron…

    March 13, 2020
  • life Travel

    More COVID-19 and how it hurts my planning brain

    The uncertainty. The waffling. The unclear instructions. The constant sweeping announcements: This is closed! This is cancelled! Should we cancel this? This is still business as usual. Oh wait, cancelled. On the spectrum from…

    March 11, 2020