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Höchste Lust: music as the opposite of social distancing by Katharine Dain “At some point I noticed a shift in the quality of attention between us—a marked preference for each other’s company, surreptitious glances of appraisal—but I didn’t worry about what felt like a little gig crush… But it was more, and I knew it. […]

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Guess who finally subscribed to The Atlantic? 🙂 Dear Therapist: The Pandemic Has Changed My Relationship With My Therapist by Lori Gottlieb (from The Atlantic) “In other words, you say you’re trying to protect your therapist, but I have a feeling that the person you’re trying to protect is yourself. If you stop having sessions, […]

When the light at the end of the tunnel comes sooner than you expect

I almost didn’t write this post. The information hasn’t really sunk in yet. Today in my treatment session, I got an amazing surprise. I was due to finish in mid-June, and had two more appointments booked. But the wonderful nurse who was looking after me checked their system. They had counted wrong. The next time […]

Odds and Ends

How to Salvage a Disastrous Day in Your Covid-19 House Arrest by Aisha S. Ahmad (from chroniclevitae.com) “You are in “remedial” life class. For scholars and other high-achieving professionals, performance is an important part of our identities. We are used to tackling hard challenges, and we thrive on achievement and excellence. But that approach will not […]