I have an abortion story. A story I have never shared with anyone. Spoiler alert: there is no heroic arc to this story for me. I have never shared it because I was able to forget about it, parcel it up and move on with my life, a simple and momentary stumble in my serene, privileged journey. I share it today in solidarity with women. I believe in a woman’s right to choose. As a male, I should have no oversight in this matter, and a perspective that is maybe worth acknowledging, and nothing more: In my first job after … Continue reading An abortion story.
I have never once given TikTok any direction, except my Likes and eyeballs. Since day one, I have let the FYP (for you page) deliver an assortment of creative content from around the world. It started out as a lot … Continue reading TikTok #FYP and the Underrepresented
This recent Gartner article surprises me only in that they seem to find it a new idea that we should focus on how people FEEL about work when defining the employee value proposition (EVP). This shift from FEATURES to feelings … Continue reading Feelings > Features: An Employee Value Proposition Journey.
I was up at 5am this morning, a weekend, after a disrupted night of sleep because a small thing in my room crying every hour, not wanting to be left alone in its bed. We are puppy sitting for 2 … Continue reading Parenting Reminder.
I have been watching rather enviously the US and UK recover from their terrible decision-making around lockdowns and COVID response to absolutely nail the vaccine roll-out. Meanwhile, in Canada, or at least here in BC, things were been managed very … Continue reading Vaccine Hunters, Attack!
My kids think I am so lame. They are at the eye-rolling age. My sane refrain to them that “I am really cool, actually, one day you will realize that,” falls on deaf ears, surprisingly. The fact that I listen … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 50: Loser.
Winter finally came to Vancouver this week, although as I rarely leave the house, it barely impacts my life. I just wear a toque occasionally in the house if I am sitting down at my desk for too long. Here … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 48: Snowed Under.
My nephew recently qualified as a doctor and is working at a London hospital, where in one day last weekend he certified 10 deaths from COVID. I was overcome for a moment imagining the emotional trauma in the corridors, on … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 47: Memory.
If I can get going on something, I make it happen. It is the start that holds me back. In early pandemic I started running with a clear goal – run a 5k in under 30 minutes. Methodically I increased … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 46: Habits/Fear.
Week 45 of COVID lockdown, and the end of President 45 in the US. I try not to get too obsessive about the hot mess happening down South, and in President 46 we have a more mundane, by-the-book approach to … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 45: Normalcy.
I dropped Zoe off at the sports field for her physically distanced ‘game’ today, which means they do an extra training session as they are not allowed close contact interaction. Still, I am glad they are still meeting and practising, … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 44: On Track.
Lori told me this is the quietest, smallest Christmas she had orchestrated (and it was still a full-time gig this month). No big turkey dinner for 10-40 people, count ’em! We couldn’t even invite over the orphans. Lori made some … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 41: Leftovers.