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COVID-19: Rooting for Wuhan

February 11, 2020 Karianne 4 min read No Comments

“It’s in the US now?” I said through gritted teeth when I first heard the coronavirus (now called COVID-19) was in California. How could the Chinese officials let this happen? They lied, said it was nothing to worry about, and now the coronavirus is uncontrollable. “No-one is surprised the next…

Thanks a lot 2020

January 31, 2020 Karianne 5 min read 1 Comment

Instead of making resolutions that I’ll forget by February, every year I pick a word that I want to focus on. In high school it was always “courage” or “perseverance” and last year I made the mistake of choosing “peace,” which turned out exactly like one would expect when taunting…

The Aftermath of Admitting

January 20, 2020 Karianne 4 min read 2 Comments

After sharing my struggle with depression, and the 3-days that hit harder than I’d ever experienced before (or since), emails, comments, and texts came pouring in. People in Kenya, Cameroon, Philippines, and across the United States shared their story with me. I couldn’t believe it. So many people in my…

Can’t teach an old human, I mean, dog

December 11, 2019 Karianne 4 min read No Comments

Sometimes my dog does bad things. Kasey will get into the kitchen trash, take bites out of toilet paper rolls, and treats the kitty litter like an appetizer plate. (I’ve spent over $50 trying to keep her out of the litterbox!) She doesn’t like to be barked at or licked,…