Today there are tears in my eyes and a heaviness in my heart as we begin to grapple with the global & domestic ramifications of what has just been done. I’m disgusted because, beyond the competition and surface differences of party politics, I truly believed we would prove that we were better than fear-based narrow-mindedness.

I have no stomach for the trite platitudes and perfunctory calls for unity, but to my friends who are feeling the gravity of today as well – I’m with you. I’m committed to the intellectual, forward-thinking that drives us towards progress and not away. And I’m committed to fighting xenophobia, racism, and misogyny with everything I have as we navigate, tenuously forward.

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Morning

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The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is “morning,” and I immediately thought of this photo. This is one of my favorite snapshots and I snapped it on my phone while driving down the road on the way to work one morning a few years ago. The rich colors of a late fall sunrise and the fog over rolling hills… as sunrises go, this was one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.

The Little Things #11

I spend my life in front of flickering screens, for both work and personal amusement, so yesterday I had a screen-free day and it was so nice! At the end of the day my contacts weren’t bothering me and I slept better – that in itself was like having a mini-vacation!

I spent my day immersed in the beloved world of Harry Potter. The Cursed Child has been waiting on my nightstand all week for me to dive in – I’m envious of all you Londoners who have already seen the play! After that I was feeling so nostalgic that I reread The Sorcerer’s Stone and then started on The Chamber of Secrets. A day well spent, I think. There are some things that I hope to never outgrow or out-age like legos, coloring books, and Harry Potter. Those things give me such immense, child-like joy that I think we would all be better to have more of in our lives.

What’s something that you hope to never out-grow? Leave me a comment below!