Alone Together: Ashley DeBoer

Back when I get COVID -  I haven’t fully processed what I’m going through or how I’m feeling, but a few words come to mind - grim and dark and unkind and daunting.

Alone Together: Kevin Sandell

I had given the gift of life many times before – in fact, 15 times before since 2007 in places like fire stations and shopping malls. But this time, it was different. This act of service changed [...]

Alone Together: Madison Jackson

The number 32 flashes on the screen of the black telephone sitting at the back corner of the desk. The green light flickers on and off, on and off.  “32, 32, 32 unread messages”, it [...]

Alone Together: Aviva Goode

A week before my father dies, I dream he wants me to take him to the river. There’s no river where he lives in downtown D.C. There’s a large block that we walk around, when he’s up for it, down [...]

Alone Together: Lisa Meltzer Penn

Saturday morning Jon and I leave our hotel and walk the one block to the beach. We’re on our first trip since shelter-in-place began, a one-night sojourn to Santa Cruz for our anniversary. The [...]

Alone Together: Cora Becker

Graduating from college during a pandemic was anticlimactic in many ways. Instead of the big family party we had planned, my parents and I ordered takeout to celebrate the night after my senior [...]

Alone Together: Fred Brill

It is not that living through a pandemic was prompting an existential crisis. I simply felt a profound need for something new in my life. I needed to feel free again.

Alone Together: Tracy Raczek

“A tear in cloth can be too large for a patch” says the Pashtun proverb.  Recalling his UN fieldwork in a country where peace and economic prosperity seemed impossible, my colleague’s fingers [...]

Alone Together: Katie Gomulkiewicz

Her hair, mostly a deep silver with streaks of peppercorn black, is pinned up with a blue rhinestone hair clip. My grandma glides out of the nursing home with a wicker basket and iPad in tow. I [...]