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
In times of strife and challenge, I sometimes ask myself: “What would Banksy do?” Banksy is someone who knows how to prosper at the emergent edge; someone who better represents the truth of our community than most any so-called leader. Someone … Continue reading A Postcard from Banksy
A marathon, not a sprint. Into the second month of isolation. Stripping away a few things, and reacquainting myself with others. Such as running. We have had a treadmill gathering dust in the garage for 5-6 years; and recently got … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 5
Or, Learning From Dua Lipa, Wu-Tang, and William, It Was Really Nothing. The new Dua Lipa album is getting rave reviews as the poptastic release we need for our quarantine times. I put it on Spotify and cranked the volume … Continue reading Slowing Down To Hear For The Very First Time
Kids have a way of working us over. Children – well, ours anyway – have an innate sense of when to strike. They know, when we are weak and distracted, it is time to emerge from their screen time and … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 3
My nephew qualified today as a medical doctor, and what a time. He will shortly be sent to the front line in a local hospital in Leeds, later in London. This is the journey he decided on many years ago, … Continue reading Death Poem
A fresh start. Spring cleaning is cathartic. It renews, and also keeps me busy moving, using my hands. I am being deliberate, taking my time. Slowly, we move a piece of furniture around the house, dismantling and storing another, seeking to … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 2
We are in the midst of a pandemic. Surrounded by uncertainty, in an undulating, fast-paced changing situation. We must keep up our spirits, and also be highly pragmatic. What do we need to do to survive? Thrive can wait for … Continue reading Week 24: Self-Isolation