Self-isolation does things to people. In 1999 I was studying at film school. We had to make a 3-minute production using the talent of the other students to execute the project. I ended up with a 33-minute script, heavy with … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 13: The Creative Arts Edition.
My wife Lori and I both sleep on the right side of the bed. It’s not literally as weird as it sounds, but figuratively, it is. My “right side of the bed” is the perspective from looking at the bed … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.7: Context : Which Side Is The Right Side?
I am approaching the Singularity, as my thinking about cannabis and COVID19 merge. The Q1 2020 results for cannabis LPs have been (relatively) promising. Many spoke about the sales push around the time of COVID lockdown. Consumers and patients stocking … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 34: Mental Health
May is Mental Health month, and I see many great posts from people around the world who have experiences and commentary; and I think to myself: “Wow, I am blessed that I do not suffer from this disease.” Only, of … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 11: Mental Health Edition
A neighbour of ours is a fine arts professor at Emily Carr University. He saw Zoe’s art exhibition and wrote me an email about her Current Mood selection: great pandemic show! I found the durational moods portrait series particularly interesting as … Continue reading COVID Art: Current Mood, Heavy Weather
On the downward slope of share prices in the cannabis space, I kept reading posts from retail investors asking: “Have we hit the bottom?” It only takes one good day for one or two pot stocks for the mood to … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 33: The Nugs
So, I was laid off in March, at the time of COVID lockdown. Fairly straightforwardly, I stayed in the house, and the family dispersed to various locations to keep their sanity and do their work and hobbies. Lola took over … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 10: Worldview Edition.
Zoe has been channeling her pandemic energy through her art. I have been spring cleaning; and finding old frames for her to repurpose. In them, some previous iterations of our family creative juices, often made for Mother’s Days. It gave … Continue reading COVID Art: Keep Calm. No Carona (sic).
Serendipity Attack! I was invited to a webinar using the Hopin video tool – similar to Zoom. The webinar itself failed miserably due to wifi connectivity issues of the presenter, but there was a happy, serendipitous interlude while they tried … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 7
Blossoming as if for the first time. Broken spoons. Sharing the pain. The golden age of travel. Llama time. Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 6
Yes, #WorkingFromHome. Yes, Zoom meetings, all day every day. What else is new in “the future of work”? I have been looking hard, reading far and wide in the last month, for new communications protocols and practices emerging from the … Continue reading Now is the Time of Social Objects.
I don’t like spin, and I try to avoid it in my professional life as a communicator. There is usually a (relatively) authentic way to get through a business challenge without spinning up a neon frothy cotton candy of distraction … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries: Week 28 – COVID Cover