41 things I’ve learned since my diagnosis

The pros and cons of pretty much every EWG approved sunscreen. What SPF actually indicates. (Hint: it is NOT the amount of time you can safely be in the sun. Though hard and red experience had already taught me that wasn’t true.) How freeing sun-protective clothing can be. What a nephrologist is. (I should have … Continue reading 41 things I’ve learned since my diagnosis

Living as dust: an Ash Wednesday reflection

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” I say these words dozens of times on Ash Wednesday, dipping my thumb into the bowl of ashes and smudging crosses on the foreheads of churchgoers, students, commuters who won’t be able to get to a service. Remember you are dust. Remember you are … Continue reading Living as dust: an Ash Wednesday reflection