1. In Review: 2022

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    December 31, 2022 by 8junebugs

    1. What did you do in 2022 that you’d never done before?
    Renewed and pursued a very, very long-deferred dream: I’ve nearly finished my first book.

  2. In Review: 2021


    January 3, 2022 by 8junebugs

    1. What did you do in 2021 that you’d never done before?
    Smoked weed.

    Yes, really. I also didn’t drink until I was very nearly 21. I guess my early adoption tendencies just never extended to adult substances.

  3. In Review: 2020

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    January 1, 2021 by 8junebugs

    “Courage is inherent in all creatures; it is the quality that keeps them alive, because they endure. You can damage the creature, yes, and it may die…but as long as it lives and endures, each living part has as much courage as it can hold.”

  4. Once you run in the water*

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    August 7, 2020 by 8junebugs

    So I’m a single sculler now. For the foreseeable future, it’s just me, myself, and I on the water in …
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  5. One white journey to(ward) anti-racism

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    June 4, 2020 by 8junebugs

    tl:dr: Trust Black people when they tell you about their lives.

    If it would help you to see what that looked like for a white person you know, one raised to “not see color,” my story is here.

  6. COVID-19 Journal, April 2

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    April 2, 2020 by 8junebugs

    I mean, sending out the “Schools will be closed through the end of the school year” on April Fools Day …
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  7. COVID-19 Journal, March 31

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    March 31, 2020 by 8junebugs

    Today is definitely the last day I’ll go out without a mask on. I held out as long as I …
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  8. COVID-19 Journal, March 27

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    March 27, 2020 by 8junebugs

    Last night we had the conversation about who, locally, would be able to take care of our kids in the …
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  9. COVID-19 Journal, March 23

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    March 23, 2020 by 8junebugs

    My kid brother turns 38 today. We sent him a video of Alex and I singing Happy Birthday (while Grayson …
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  10. COVID-19 Journal, March 19

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    March 19, 2020 by 8junebugs

    The deeper, darker sense of foreboding hit on Wednesday of last week, I think. We’d been watching the numbers, tracking …
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