From Afghanistan to the US, Brazil to Uganda, India to Russia — and 17 other countries — here are stories from the TED Fellows. — Read on ideas.ted.com/scenes-from-a-global-pandemic-heres-what-life-is-like-in-23-countries-from-the-ted-fellows/ While I’ve been pondering why so many people are struggling with this physical distancing, I guess being able to easily connect virtually has helped me. I figured it was worth sharing how the rest of the world is handling it since this is a ONE WORLD problem despite most of us being […]
I’m not quite sure when the rest of you started your #saferathome project, but our little house is on day 30. For those of the Jewish faith it’s Passover at home with social connections despite physical distancing. While those of the Christian faith were still able to follow their normal Holy Week observances, from the convenience of their own home. . .It is setting a whole new normal, but it is the safest way to do it in the time […]
Day 29 here in Aspinwall. I won’t lie, I like my gym. I miss my Planet Fitness Leverage quickie workout and my Bodytech Leg Day with Machines. My home gym kicks serious bootay with the deads, squats, db bench and flyes, KB Swings, bosu crunches, db boulders and the bike, but it’s not the gym. Going out for groceries today. Not going in the store just doing the curbside pick up. Trunk is ready for the curbside, so we can […]
Times are dark, yet there is space for hope. We are vulnerable but we still need to spread love and practice gratitude. Times will get better so lets do a little song and dance for hope and physical togetherness.
Once upon a time there was a little lad who liked to tell stories. Right now we are in a world where going out, hanging with friends, playing sports and viewing the arts in theaters is not allowed by the governing bodies that are trying to keep the greater part of our society alive. Instead of being bummed about not going to the beaches or slamming a basketball through a hoop that is no longer mounted to the backboard, we […]
How many of you out there have been reviewing the points of Stephen R. Covey? If you don’t know who he is- look up his book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” After years of working in a customer service role in corporate America, every job task was always urgent. Learning to figure out if any of those tasks were truly important and urgent was one that became the biggest challenge. I learned that the most important way to […]
Happy Easter! In this virtual world. May your Passover be just as happy during this period of pandemic. Now that almost all of the world is sheltering in place it’s time to think about those parts of the world that we’ve been lucky enough to travel to in the past year. In our case we didn’t get out to the world but we did make it around North America. We have been lucky enough to make it to two provinces […]
The human is writing this one, since tonight on our neighborhood dog walk, there was a little sidewalk chart spelling session. The joy of growing up in a world where school is closed, likely for the rest of the year, means the sidewalks have become the new message boards. What was written on the sidewalk in bright pink chalk? HOPE! Why is this important? Watching TV right now with the crazy ticker or reading the newspapers on your iPad or […]