The penguins gave me a cover

According to Google Analytics, most people who visit my website are either college classmates or YA readers. If you’ve been on this website before, you will probably be surprised that I know this information. An outside observer would probably look at my posts...

What’s it like to travel during the pandemic?

The word “travel,” for those of you who know a Romance language, might remind you of travailler, trabajar or trabalhar. In French, Spanish, and Portuguese, respectively—“to work.” This is because, while modern travel is fabulous and non-worky, historically, it looked...

Day 9 in Hotel Quarantine

For the past nine days, I’ve been in a hotel room with windows that don’t open. I can’t leave. I don’t even have a room key. Three times a day, someone knocks on my door with a paper bag of food. It’s weird. But I’m very glad to be...