Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #1 The Hypocrites

My dear "Ku-Ju-Chi-fu-fees", You're into the swinging 20s. Congrats! But... In the blink of an eye, you have pocketed two earthly decades and are launching yourselves into your third. Congrats! Now's a good time to talk to you about human relationships. But rather than texting you like we always do, I thought I'd write you … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #1 The Hypocrites

“Thanks, Dad. Here’s why” – A letter from my son, written….in 2030!

11 Jul 2030 Hey Dad, How's it goin'? This year 2030, you turn 60. It’s such a big number I can’t even comprehend what it’s like living so long! How do you do it, Dad? Hahaha... Anyway, happy birthday! I hope you liked the hand-drawn birthday card I gave you last week. Remember when I … Continue reading “Thanks, Dad. Here’s why” – A letter from my son, written….in 2030!

“Fortitude for Fuel” – musing over First anniversary of my Full-time joblessness

Exactly a year ago today, I said goodbye to my last full-time work, and hello to my second jobless status in 17 years. That morning, I completed the requisite paperwork for my departure, said goodbye to the one and only person in the company who was there to "send me off" (the admin manager), and … Continue reading “Fortitude for Fuel” – musing over First anniversary of my Full-time joblessness

How 5 Whys led to 1 Truth: Why my kid prefers to stay home during COVID

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

Give me Liberty now; Life can wait – Sweden’s Light-touch strategy for COVID

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 – 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