Just_type. No editing. Full-on whatever the hell comes out of the fingers goes on the screen. (I’ve not done this in a while). Sorry. Sorry for all of it. I’m trying to understand why I cannot easily focus right now. Trying to think about my mental health and deep feelings of insecurity and anxiety amongst […]
Last week, I posted a Facebook announcement to a group of woodworkers that I administer. The post reiterated our inclusive stance and made it explicit that we do not allow racist content, and won’t take down anti-racist work. For example, we refused to remove a spoon that had written on it “craft against racism.” We […]
A week of sleepless nights. I thought for sure I’d be asleep straight away. But, closing ones eyes often opens up the mind and heart. Sometimes, they can be distracted by fun and games – light-hearted telly, breathing exercises. But, draw back, look at what’s going on, and the medicinal application of comfort and numbing […]
When someone asked: “Wait. Why do we all wave at the end of Zoom meetings, now?” My reply: Cause you can’t find the unmute button, because that window is on the other monitor, and it’s behind the Facebook window, and your mouse is busy clicking on the latest coronavirus statistics news charts, and someone says […]
A friend posted a link to an article that said something about the disease mess were in right now. This friend has a different friendship network from me. It’s interesting to see what their network thinks and says, so I happened to have a look at the dozen or so comments. Every single comment (at […]
I’ve been exhorting people to create. To reach out, and make something, in this pandemic – this soul-sucking time that suffocates spirit by cutting off humanity from our lifeline of humans. Creating extends. You reach for tools, for cameras, you stretch before and after you make. You don’t reach to read the news, you haunch, […]
Thoughts follow thoughts, and patterns put a spin on them so they tend to go off in familiar directions. Right now, where I’m at, I’m finding it incredibly easy to think about what could have been. It starts quite practically: asking my imagination machine to show me what would have happened if, say, the US […]
As a kid, I was taught that leadership is a service role. It’s a position that exists to offer support and builds people up to fulfill their potential, and as a whole, move toward a common purpose.
Pandemic Notes: the shockwaves of future grief are so great, they’re already propagating into my here, now.
So, tonight, I’ve experienced unsettling turbulence as I’ve tried to follow and understand news. First, that bone-deep dread is starting to be called due across both my countries. We’ve been watching this wave for a long time, and it’s arrived. A thousand people have died in New York City  (and I was planning to […]
According to these datasets the NYT published: China had 3,300 deaths from 80k infections, and now has fewer than 100 recent new cases. They suppressed the worst if the infection so far. South Korea had nearly 10,000 cases, around 150 deaths, and around 100 recent new cases. They’ve suppressed the worst of the infection so […]