Chris Field
Essays since 2019

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Aug
25

The Work You Do

Photo by Nick Fewings on UnsplashAn alumni association from one of my old colleges telephoned the other week. “Hello, Mr.
10 min read
Aug
19

Rainy 2021

Feeling like there has been a lot more rain in Pittsburgh than usual? I am.
1 min read
Jul
19
The End of Learning

The End of Learning

I had to drive around the block to see them, my children, as they carried themselves towards the old stone steps
4 min read
Jun
03
The Spring of our Reconditioning

The Spring of our Reconditioning

7 min read
Jan
31
Slow-Time House Dad

Slow-Time House Dad

8 min read
Jan
26
Man Found Alive in Cave After Five Years

Man Found Alive in Cave After Five Years

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington
3 min read
Dec
01
Thirty-Eighth Wednesday of the Pandemic

Thirty-Eighth Wednesday of the Pandemic

4 min read
Aug
18
The Hard Part of Writing

The Hard Part of Writing

4 min read
Jul
18
We Need a National Discussion on Living with COVID-19 for the Long Term

We Need a National Discussion on Living with COVID-19 for the Long Term

The thing that bothers me is that our national leadership is acting like the COVID-19 virus is some sort of temporary thing. Our leaders need to underscore the message that this virus will be here for a while; a year, maybe years.
4 min read
May
13
What Len Taught Me

What Len Taught Me

There was a time when I thought I might make a pretty good teacher. People told me I was kind and patient, understanding, and knowledgeable. They told me I had so many qualities of one. Then I worked as a substitute in a public school district.
5 min read