School starts back next week. Lola is off to high school, and into a student bubble cohort. The grade 11-12s are going to school in the basement of a Jewish community centre across the road. Grade 7 are only allowed … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 25: Ambivalence.
I could do that + Yeah, but you didn’t. I like modern art. I occasionally buy cheap pieces to hang on the wall. I like its wry appraisal of the world and its commitment to ideas. Modern art is not … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 49: Modern Art.
Everything around change should start with curiosity: Who are we? How did we get here? Where are we heading? Are there other options for us? Oooh! What’s that? Tell me more! Curiosity is the base ingredient for learning; which, as … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 30: Creativity is a Killer App.
Futurist Alvin Toffler had it right when he said: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” This is the fluency we all need as workers. And here’s … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 23: Learn, Unlearn, Relearn.
When I became a parent, I had a reawakening of my curiosity gene. Watching my kids learn and experiment into the world was a magical moment in my life, one that I brought, whole, to work. It reminded me of … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 19: We Become Seekers.
[Cambridge University announced that next year there will be no in-situ courses, no campus life…imagine spending your 10k for tuition and not getting that real-life experience of growing up, connecting with your cohort!] I have often stated, I am highly … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 12: The Loser 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
Maybe because there is nothing better to do, maybe because she has similar existential angst afflicting us adults in COVID-times, Zoe has been on an art rip. Almost everyday some creation emerges from her bedroom/studio. It is abstract, and deeply emotional. … Continue reading COVID Art: Kids Edition
Education, or Learning? I am agnostic about the value of education. Maybe based on my own average experience, where in retrospect, I am uncertain why I did any of it. As Godin presciently commented recently, “The degree is what’s on … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 8
The kids went through a stage when they loved Lego Friends – designed for girls, don’t you know! I was always sceptical about the value of Lego kits. Growing up, we had 1000s of pieces of bundled Lego pieces and … Continue reading Lego Let’s Go…
School school is done for the year, for sure. My Mum’s next door neighbours get their kids up at the normal time for school, the kids get dressed in their school uniform; they have two lessons in the morning with … Continue reading Getting Schooled
You may have heard that cannabis edibles are now legal in Canada – the first products hit the stores in December. The most commonly expected edible mechanism seems to be ‘gummies.’ Incredible care and attention goes into the development, packaging … Continue reading Week 8: Care and attention. ADULTS ONLY.