Unicorn zits and Ohio in the dark

Riding 50 days into 2023

Nikki Barr
Age of Empathy
Published in
4 min readFeb 20, 2023

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It’s been 50 days since I’ve written. It feels longer, but it was just a few days after New Year's when my mom texted me they were admitting her to the hospital. It was just before 4 p.m. on a Friday, I was setting up the new Keurig and about to head to the gym. Instead, an hour later, I was in my car heading for the Pennsylvania Turnpike and mentally calculating…

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Nikki Barr
Age of Empathy

Normal human in an extraordinaire world. Memoir / Humor / Just Life