Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


01 Feb 2021, 11:59 a.m.

Three Ways I Exercise In My Apartment

My mental and physical health are much better if I can exercise, to the point of getting sweaty, for at least 20 minutes every day. The forms of exercise I most enjoy (hiking, biking for …

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21 Dec 2020, 9:31 a.m.

Graduating From The I-Didn't-Graduate Dream

I used to have dreams that, oh no, I didn't actually finish high school and need to go back and finish a class or exam. I hear this is pretty common. I thought I'd graduated …

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11 Dec 2020, 11:17 a.m.

On Realizing There Was Still Some American Exceptionalism Lurking In My Brain

One of the most valuable things I treasure about the Internet is that I can have a glimpse into the lives of people who live a very different life from mine. I regularly read the …

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01 Dec 2020, 14:15 p.m.

Frances, Thanksgiving, And Potatoes

Because it's World AIDS Day, today I want to tell you a story about Thanksgiving, food, breaking and remaking tradition, and family. Caution: death because of AIDS. Back in 2005, when my now-spouse Leonard and …

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13 Nov 2020, 10:52 a.m.

It Goes On One At A Time

I want to tell you a story. It's about this year's election results, and it's about hope. Just a few days after Election Day last week, with only 58% of the vote total reported, the …

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09 Nov 2020, 10:06 a.m.

Quite A Weekend

All the news networks and newspapers have analyzed the ballots counted so far and predicted that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the US Presidential election. We have so much work ahead, yes, but …

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08 Oct 2020, 8:43 a.m.


The light through the window is still beautiful.

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07 Oct 2020, 18:55 p.m.

Autumn and Reckoning

In late September, I took a one-week vacation. Which is to say, I took several days off from my client work, and I did a lot of biking around to different New York City parks. …

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16 Sep 2020, 7:13 a.m.

I Miss You, Friends And Strangers

I met you in a storytelling workshop taught by someone later discredited. I met you in the front-row fandom for a now-defunct sketch comedy troupe. I met you at a women's networking event where you …

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23 Aug 2020, 15:13 p.m.

A Sunday Morning Bike Ride

This morning I woke up before Leonard did and I bicycled in the relative cool and quiet of a Sunday morning. Thank you, past planners and builders, for bike lanes and promenades. I'd had some …

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