Sarah and Lesley share their stories

Episode 21: An HR Professional from Minneapolis & a Writer and Journalist from Hong Kong — Sarah and Lesley

You and Me and Everyone We Know is an audio diary made by everyday people living through the Covid-19 pandemic, and in today’s episode, we’re talking to a Human Resources professional from a Minneapolis tech company and a writer, journalist and Growth Strategist from Hong Kong. Press play below to listen to the latest episode (or find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, and Stitcher): You and Me and Everyone We Know · A People Ops Manager in Minneapolis and a Writer in Hong Kong – Sarah & Lesley (If you received this through email, tap here to listen.) In the first part of this episode,…

Michaela, Erica and Maria tell their story

Episode 19: An Event Designer from New York, a Photographer in MN, and My Oldest Friend in Kansas — Michaela, Erica and Maria

You and Me and Everyone We Know is an audio diary made by everyday people living through the Covid-19 pandemic, and in today’s episode, we’re talking to an event designer who’s facing an uncertain future as events close down across the country. We’re also talking to a photographer who’s using this time to find peace in her work and joy in her young family. And we’ll talk to my oldest friend who’s raising her daughter in small-town Kansas. Press play below to listen to the latest episode (or find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, and Stitcher): (If you received this through email, tap here…

Jim, Sushmi, and Tamara tell their covid19 stories

Episode 18: Yoga Breathing in Minnesota, a Taste of Retirement on the Mississippi River, and an Internet Friend/Stranger in Florida — Sushmi, Jim, and Tamára

You and Me and Everyone We Know is an audio diary made by everyday people living through the Covid-19 pandemic, and in today’s episode, we are led through a breathing exercise from a yoga teacher in Minnesota. Plus we hear from the founder of a home-remodeling company getting a taste of retirement during the pandemic. And I talk for the first time to a friend I made online ten years ago. Press play below to listen to the latest episode (or find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, and Stitcher): (If you received this through email, tap here to listen.) In the first part of…

Tad, Jehvana, and Carly share their stories

Episode 17: My Family’s Surrogate, a Veterinary Cardiologist in Hong Kong, and a Husband who Works in DR Congo — Jehvana, Maxie and Tad

You and Me and Everyone We Know is an audio diary made by everyday people living through the Covid-19 pandemic, and in today’s episode, we hear from the woman who carried my babies through pregnancy – our surrogate! We also hear from a veterinary cardiologist in Hong Kong, and Carly interviews her husband Tad who’s working with Eastern Congo Initiative on their Covid19 response… and making the most out of his evacuation from Rwanda by making cookies. Press play below to listen to the latest episode (or find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, and Stitcher): You and Me and Everyone We Know ·…

loneliness, an unavoidable peace corps companion

I’m still sorting through pictures and thoughts about Turkey.  That post will come soon enough.  However, upon landing in my cottage a couple of days ago, my thoughts have moved quickly off of what feels like a dream of water-pipes, Ikea, cheesy bread, and Turkish hipsters. I’m home in Armenia, and after arriving here on Sunday, the first days of the week found me hosting Danelle, a new volunteer who arrived this summer and now works at a kindergarten and at a children’s NGO in a small town by the Georgian border.   We spent some time comparing our experiences which…