Monthly Archives: May 2019


I’m going to acknowledge that I have had a tough couple of days. A cold that was making my life difficult last week went bad and I ended up on antibiotics. Miserable.  The good news is that I am on the mend. Yeah!

So my boss told me to take the week. I told my Doctor this and he absolutely agreed. I agreed because I don’t want to go back to where I was on Saturday night for a very long time. I know how exhausting it can be for me to get into work, so I am going to to do the right thing.

A conversation with the young person at the Doctor’s office reminded me of something important. I am on salary. I have more sick leave than I hope I will ever need.

New York City has acknowledged that sick leave is a basic employment right.

I recognize privilege.


I feel I am well represented by the Professional Staff Congress of the City University of New York. I am so grateful to be part of an activist union.  Being hampered by my disability and the fatigue that comes with it, I feel like there is not a lot I can do to help them.  However, today I was proud to wear #REDforED:

Me wearing a red shirt

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