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Right this morning I am feeling a wonderful state of bliss, which – frankly – is a precious thing to feel in this time of pandemic. Life is a general combination of extreme boredom and intense bursts of focused work which (due to said abundance of boredom) I think we dive into more than before because that work is a welcome relief from the mundane days we’re experiencing. It’s nice to be busy; but it’s

Hope

Posted on November 4, 2020
To be hopeful means to be uncertain about the future, to be tender toward possibilities, to be dedicated to change all the way down to the bottom of your heart. ~Rebecca Solnit
hopeful sunrise

Today is not the day for despair

Posted on November 3, 2020
Neither is tomorrow. Or the next day, or next week or month. I haven’t blogged in an unusually long time. There’s no reason for that other than I’ve honestly felt a bit mentally numb/overwhelmed/unable to respond to the world at large in the last month or so. Not catastrophically so – truthfully I’m doing pretty well. But the combination of everything going south with this time of year, the second wave of pandemic and isolation,
Another standing ovation for SickKids Foundation – this one especially for copywriting. Powerful.Kudos to whomever penned “At SickKids we don’t bend to the impossible, we defy it” Bravo!

How to have better arguments

Posted on September 30, 2020
Democracy is hard; demagoguery is easy. –Patricia Roberts-Miller We don’t need fewer arguments; we need better arguments. ****the following is adapted from “Greater Good” and the Better Arguments Project**** Were living in an era of deep divisions. Cable television, social media feeds, and fraying personal relationships all reflect the same troubling pattern: Differences of opinion quickly escalate into attacks, mistrust, and civic stalemates. However, argument has the potential to help bridge ideological divides. Here are five
Well these are the strangest of days, for sure, as we enter the second wave of COVID-19 🙁 So, we must make the most of our time with our closest loved ones, and for me – not unlike the Roses – I am blessed to be spending a great deal of close time with my immediate family. So we MUST make the most of it, and today we did… When my parents excitedly asked “would
the disaster is we believe we’re separate; we’re not Enjoy – this is just about the most beautiful thing I’ve seen lately How To Be At Home, Andrea Dorfman, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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