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The Pandemic Made Me Realize I Hate Everything About My Old Social Life

As vaccinations accelerate across the region, I received my first invitation to a “vaccinated-only” private, in-person networking soirée scheduled for next month. The promise of […]

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I Never Thought I’d Move Back in With My Parents. But Here We Are

It occurred to me one night at midnight that I never really knew exactly how many clocks my parents have. I know it was midnight […]

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I Took a COVID-19 Vaccine Selfie. Then the Questions Came Pouring In.

On Saturday, I walked into Deliverance Church in North Philly and got my first of two injections of COVID-19 vaccine. A few days earlier, I […]

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2020 in Review: These Are the People and Things I’m Grateful For in a Challenging Year

While stocking up on last-minute groceries at Whole Foods this week, I got my privilege checked. As I was wrapping up a call, I began […]

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With COVID-19 Cases Spiking, Philly Needs to Shut Down Completely

The best way to describe Philly’s current approach to the pandemic is this: It’s a walking contradiction. Last week, I made the unusual-for-me decision to […]

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I Was a Virtual Teacher This Summer. Nobody Is Talking About the Real Reasons Public School Kids Will Struggle This Fall.

“Make sure their cameras are on and they keep their mics muted,” my program director advised us on a Zoom conference call. “Even though we’re […]