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Just Wait

By Megan Rolfe

Sometimes it feels like we are stuck and there is no way out.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot due to…oh, you know, current circumstances. Where I live, there has been a lot of deep breathing … Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month and Us

By Vega Subramaniam

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To my fellow travelers along our bumpy, shifting, treacherous path of survival, I see you and salute you.

Job loss, financial stress, and social isolation: three of the biggest predictors of … Read More

24 Apr '20

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Sustain the Flame/Don’t Just Inspire the Fire

By Vega Subramaniam

In the days when a human could casually imagine doing this (read: before March 11th), Mala and I love(d) camping. We love the wilderness, the fresh air, the birds.

And when we camp, naturally we build campfires.Read More

No Guilt, No Pressure, Just Us Surviving

By Vega Subramaniam

What a difference a month can make, eh?

I’ve found myself cocooning for the past several weeks.

For one thing, Mala and I (and her mom) moved a couple weeks ago, from Silver Spring to Laurel, MD, … Read More

Doing My Part to Flatten the Curve

By Vega Subramaniam

To add to the growing list of places that are closed, I just now got a notice from our apartment building that the fitness center is closed for two weeks (to be clear: I don’t actually useRead More

Maybe This Time…

By Vega Subramaniam

There’s a writing fellowship I’ve had my sights on for…well, for at least a few years now. Every once in awhile, I’ll go to the website, check out the next application date, salivate a bit over the … Read More

Forward Momentum Sometimes Builds Behind Our Backs

By Vega Subramaniam

Lately, I keep running into a particular situation. It has to do with this moment when something we’ve been wanting for a long time suddenly occurs almost without us noticing.

Let me explain what I mean by … Read More

Ignore Your Intuition at Your Own Peril

By Vega Subramaniam

Mala always tells me that I have a really strong intuition. And I’m inclined to agree with her. I remember when we searched for a place to live together for the first time in 2000. We had … Read More

New Year, New Chances

Resolutions from the VMC Team VEGA’S INTENTIONS

It’s the new year, dear friends. You might or might not be the kind of person who’s inclined to use this moment to reflect on the past year and dream and plan for … Read More

Apparently, It’s a GOOD Thing to Be a Screw-Up

By Vega Subramaniam

“Embrace failure.”

Most of us are probably familiar with this appeal: to embrace failure. To not feel bad about ourselves for failing, to not let failure stop us. To see failing as a vital component of learning, … Read More