The Opposite of Sick

I tested positive for Covid on Monday which wasn't a huge deal (we're all vaxxed and boosted, the symptoms are mild) but it was hugely inconvenient -- until the break it enforced helped me find a needed change to disturb this winter's rest. Ordinarily, getting an extra week off right before spring break would have… Continue reading The Opposite of Sick

Navigating by Stars

When Thing1 was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis six years ago, his doctor told us, “This is a permanent diagnosis.” We thought we understood what that meant, but even after a year of unsuccessful treatment and the discovery that he would have to have surgery — not to cure but to manage his illness - we… Continue reading Navigating by Stars