Reflecting on milestones

View from Cetatuia Hill, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

June 17 is a pretty big day. Eight years ago today, I learned a very long word. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis. That word would answer questions like why I was struggling to breathe walking a flight of subway stairs or at my normal New Yorker pace. It was the scariest word I’d ever heard (its length didn’t help). […]