A New Year (Less Strange Perhaps)

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It was a strange year, wasn't it? Many things may have happened to you--a few too many. Or maybe nothing happened to you--you've postponed your plans, canceled your trips, put your dreams on hold. Maybe your life has really come to a halt this way. Still, was it a bad year if you're here reading … Continue reading A New Year (Less Strange Perhaps)

Coronavirus Conspiracies and My Mother

My mother thinks the coronavirus is a global conspiracy meant to 1) kill off people (because there are too many of us around) and 2) enable those who unleashed it to profit from it and “rearrange the global order”. I tell her the numbers. I tell her that people are really dying, that this virus … Continue reading Coronavirus Conspiracies and My Mother

6 Good Habits I Developed During the Lockdown (Apart from Washing My Hands All the Time)

Being in a lockdown means uneasiness, concerns, doubts, boredom, anger perhaps. But it also brings with it the opportunity to develop new habits, especially by correcting old ones. So, what habits am I talking about? The habit of keeping a journal I’ve been keeping a journal for many years now, but during the lockdown I … Continue reading 6 Good Habits I Developed During the Lockdown (Apart from Washing My Hands All the Time)