Notes on the Bar

Taken sometime in April 2018, a few days after our results came out, when I claimed my bar clearance and set my schedule for Roll Signing. It's still quite surreal to realize that it's been two years since our bar results came out. Every time it gets mentioned, my muscles tense up and my brai…

Becoming Notorious: On Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Michelle Obama

(Photo credit: Michelle Obama by Jillian Tamaki ; Notorious RBG by Adam Johnson ) One of the few silver linings for me during this quarantine is finally getting the time to read. My book list has been growing steadily over the last few weeks, which is probably already more than what I got to r…

And all that we could do with this emotion

The uncertainty of this pandemic is crippling, but the realization of so many things - about ourselves, our work, our friendships, our identities, our government - is just as paralyzing.  Expect me, then, to dive even deeper into what is already very familiar, if only because my brain is wired to seek comf…

The heart is the tomb

It has been a rough last few days. I kind of always knew that the people I share this home with do not like each other. Unlike many other families (or perhaps a lot like others?), there was this quiet understanding that they were only staying together because of me. This is a fact I found out for myself sl…

Small flickers of light at the end of the tunnel

It's supposed to be April Fool's but to most of us, it's still just Day 16. Another day to try to work from home, respond to e-mails, rant against the government, get riled up because of the lack of action, foresight, urgency, and transparency, and feel helpless about it all. You know,  the new n…