Though brief, it was a little hard to ignore. There nestled today among the cesspool of news articles on (what else?) COVID-19 that dominated most pages of our daily newspapers, I saw this sobering piece of news, with a rather eye-popping statistic. As of 8 May, Sweden (with a population of around 10.3 million) had … Continue reading Give me Liberty now; Life can wait – Sweden’s Light-touch strategy for COVID
Why I began this – a celebration (and reminder) on my blog’s 1st anniversary
Gosh, I almost missed my blog's first anniversary! Can't blame me though; it's been a month filled with anniversaries. My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary on the 1st (nope it's no April Fool's joke), and our eldest boy turned 11 on the 8th, inching closer to the potentially tremulous teenage years. In … Continue reading Why I began this – a celebration (and reminder) on my blog’s 1st anniversary
Covid-19 fast tracks online teaching skills? Hmmm…yes, but “not quite yet”
This period has been a very frustrating one because so much of what I usually do has been crowded out by the urgent and pressing needs of the moment. Having to home school my kids from Monday to Friday while trying to teach online classes that, just a few weeks ago I had fully expected … Continue reading Covid-19 fast tracks online teaching skills? Hmmm…yes, but “not quite yet”
Covid-19 – May humanity not be BAU when it’s over
I woke up this morning to a brilliantly-written news article by the editor and managing director of The Statesman, Mr Ravindra Kumar, that was reproduced in our local papers today. He makes a strong case for people all over the world to learn from our current collective experience of Covid-19, and to do things differently … Continue reading Covid-19 – May humanity not be BAU when it’s over
Covid-19 – Time to Refresh, Reflect and Reconnect
What's left to say about Covid-19 these days that have yet to be said? Well, plenty apparently. And since no one really knows when we'll see the end of this global pandemic, I'm sure there'll be plenty more to say in the days ahead. While most of it would of course be the latest news … Continue reading Covid-19 – Time to Refresh, Reflect and Reconnect
Preserve Self or Each Other?
These are turbulent times. Again. The forest fires Down Under. The endless news of natural disasters in different parts of the world. Plane crashes. And of course now the potential global pandemic that is the 2019 novel coronavirus. My country has the unenviable position of being one of the worst hit outside China, with some … Continue reading Preserve Self or Each Other?