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July 27, 2020

Illustration of AOC by Wendy MacNaughton

Care Taking

July 24, 2020

Rose, my beloved canine companion of 15+ years is receiving medical treatment for an infection. She’s spending a couple of nights at the animal hospital, and is already responding well to the antibiotics. The vet told me that Rose is not yet enticed by food, so at the vet’s request, I brought over a batch of home-made chicken, turkey and her favorite treats. And practicing my own self-care, I picked up take-out Chinese food (my first take out since Covid) and chocolate Haagen Dazs ice cream bars.

Illustration by Heather Sundquist Hall

Mirror, mirror

July 22, 2020

Image via Jeff Pearlman

How are you holding up?

July 21, 2020


Illustration by Liana Finck

American Hero

July 20, 2020

Photograph by Pete Souza

Stay Cool

July 16, 2020

Illustration by Maria Medem


History Repeats

July 15, 2020

1919 ad placed in the San Francisco Chronicle by the “Anti-Mask League.”

Clawing through the day

July 14, 2020

I don’t drink coffee in the morning, or otherwise, but I’ve been thinking about it lately. I could use the lift. My work as a career coach remains remarkably consistent from before the pandemic to now, and that work has always been remote, so the foundation of my week is unchanged. And yet, the days seem to blur together. Weekends aren’t very distinguishable. It all feels like a haze. Maybe caffeine would help.

Illustration by Alessandra Olanow

Summer Tradition 2020 Style

July 13, 2020

As California shuts down again, we remain resilient.

 New Yorker cartoon by Jonathan Muroya

Stay-at-home favorites

July 10, 2020

On my menu tonight is slow-cooker red beans and rice – in other words, carbs squared. And yours?

Photo by Ed Freeman