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Parenting in the time of coronavirus

My son M. will start preschool next week. He is going, in-person, to an independent preschool where he will have a small class and they are taking excellent precautions to protect everyone on campus from COVID-19 transmission: required masking, windows open, fancy HVAC, UV stuff that burns all the germs at night., an only-when-well attendance policy.

Catching up on homeowner tasks

I’ve been co-owner of a home since 2012 but there are a lot of homeowner tasks I’ve been neglecting in the past 9 years so I’m catching up on those now, as well as trying to work out a regular maintenance schedule.


I’m developing a consulting relationship with Quirkos, a computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software company. I have my eye on some other consulting possibilities once my kid is settled at school.


I’m prioritizing doing what feels good, what’s healing, and what’s energizing. Recently that has meant playing the Dragon Quest video games in release order, reading fantasy novels, watching Star Trek: The Next Generation, and crafting. I’m working on crocheting a beautiful shawl, cross-stitching some of the patterns in the 2015 edition of Subversive Cross Stitch, and taking on simple sewing projects.

Last updated August 20, 2021.

Kimberly Hirsh, PhD @kimberlyhirsh