Catching My White Whale or: How I Found My Father

I started this year as an only child, seemingly faced with a personal Fermi's paradox. Just as there exists a high degree of probability that extraterrestrial life exists elsewhere in our galaxy, I was almost positive that I had siblings with whom I shared an anonymous sperm donor. For the whole of my life, however,… Continue reading Catching My White Whale or: How I Found My Father

Slowing Down and Practicing Essentialism

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify!Henry David Thoreau Three months ago on December 31st, I published my ambitious New Year's Resolutions for 2019. In the coming year, I aimed to become fluent in both Spanish and Python, a programming language, qualify for the Boston Marathon, and read 50 books. Although I've… Continue reading Slowing Down and Practicing Essentialism