I am sure, like me, you, too, have been inundated by the photos of Senator Bernie Sanders sitting on a chair (wearing funky mittens) at Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration. It is a meme to the nth power. But when does a meme die? “When a meme breaks the online threshold and starts cropping up on … Continue reading Is this meme dead yet?

Bernie’s Day

About eight years ago, I woke up from my surgery, groggy and hazy. The beeps from machines sounded distant. The voices from the corridor outside the small private section of the intensive care unit at the UCSF were muted. I could hear the heavy rain against the window. I was thirsty. And yet all I … Continue reading Bernie’s Day