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!
I wrote 52 weeks of COVID Diaries. It is time to retire it, as I did the Cannabis Diaries last year. It has me thinking about what normal means. We can deal with different types of normalcy. Normal now means … Continue reading COVID Diaries: A Year.
We have been raising an Assistance dog for the last 2 years; and to be honest, it has been hard work. Not just the commitment to 100% adherence to the rules of training engagement. But also, our dog’s inability to … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 51: Living Your Best Life.
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.
At work, we closed out 2020 this week with a virtual recognition event MC’d by two colleagues linking together a bunch of videos celebrating winners of various awards for 2020. Ninety minutes of wholesome goodness, watched online at home, alongside … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 49: Praise Be!
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.
Our dog was at a sitter this week to give her some different experiences with difference handlers. Consequently, being back at work this week, I didn’t need to go out of the house at all. So I didn’t. I had … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 43: What’s The Weather Like?
This is optimistic Jonathan writing. COVID provides us with constraints. We can lean in to those constraints, and thereby realign perspective. We can drive breakthrough. I have been watching / listening to NPR’s Tiny Desk series – a brilliant reimagining … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 42: Constraint.