Chris Field
Essays since 2019

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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
Mar
10
COVID-19 and the Working Parent

COVID-19 and the Working Parent

I have a luxury. I am in graduate school. As I observe the number of COVID-19 infections grow by ten thousand each week, and hear of regional lockdowns, major conference cancellations, and school closures, I take a minute to consider what it might mean if my children’s school closed.
5 min read
Mar
04
Getting Knocked Down

Getting Knocked Down

It is easy to look in the mirror and not see any value. Walking out of class yesterday, feeling too miserable because I can’t understand the math behind economics, I kept having memories from my freshman year of college in Kentucky; they kept looping through my head.
2 min read
Feb
10
On Seeking Joy

On Seeking Joy

4 min read