In his book "Lonely On the Mountain", novelist Louis L'Amour had this to say: "There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." I find that to be very true, especially in this history-making year of 2020. Who doesn't want to believe the worst will well and truly … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #4 of 4 – Let’s not release the “Pause” button just yet.
Auld Lang...sigh? Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Once more we bidA fond farewellAs this tidal year recedesAnd another swells Oh wait, not "fond"Surely not that!2020 was horridNo! Hurry, let's getOutta this year Into 2021After what we just hadDon’t we deserve some fun? A new year when maybeWe can rip off our masksOne where maybeMore can … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #8
Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com I woke up this morning to an article about not letting go that caught my attention, even though it typically wouldn't. Cos it had something to do with business, and being most 'un-business-like', I usually skim these headlines and move on. Also, I'm unfortunately a product of this generation … Continue reading Letting go is hard – unless you know your purpose
It’s that time of year again. First of December. Beginning of the end of yet another year. Time to take stock as my 2020 reflections start stacking up. Lots to say so I may need more than one post! My 2020 challenges really started in 2019! Photo by Sajith Ranatunga on Pexels.com For many, 2020 … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #1 of 4 – It began a year ago!
One day, two weeks ago, I was driving my wife to her workplace when I saw an ad on a huge billboard beside the expressway. [Our country's not big on billboards so when there's one, it's really hard to miss] It nearly made me veer off into the highway railings! Somehow, this one looked exceptionally … Continue reading Is it “Life AFTER Work” or “Life WITHOUT Work?”
At least thrice a week, we take the kids out for a walk. That's the very least we can legally do during this COVID lockdown period, with masks on of course. Other than the obvious health benefits, it's something we parents desperately need. Who can stay indoors 24/7 with kids without going berserk! And let … Continue reading How 5 Whys led to 1 Truth: Why my kid prefers to stay home during COVID
One of the best takeaways during this COVID-19 global crisis would certainly have to be the opportunity for me to see my sons grow closer to each other as we stayed home. It also made me see anew the plus point of having both my kids being of the same gender. For the longest time, … Continue reading Thank you, COVID-19, for strengthening the bond between my sons
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
I confess that sometimes I just don't understand this world we live in. We clap and cheer technological innovations every year. Yet centuries have passed but no "innovation" seems to have been made in the area of overthrowing bigotry, racism, and xenophobia! C'mon World! What gives?!! Just look at the endless examples in these recent … Continue reading Covid-19 shows we should eliminate xenophobia, not innovate more tech toys
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