May 7th Let’s take a walk around the world and see what is happening… Fishermen from France are at odds with Jersey and have been blockading the port of St Hellier’s – a British protectorate. They are upset with license... Continue Reading →
Still on restrained movement, still experiencing COVID in the community, still struggling to make sense...
Vaccines, herd immunity, building back better - are we any nearer to normal?
Well Trump is out but not down and change is everywhere.
A new year, new hope, new challenges. Everyone says 2020 was a really strange year...let's hope 2021 is an improvement...
What a year! As it comes to a close, we capture key experiences and events...
Well its the strange season in the US - a time of hope, fear and worry...
This month I turn 70 and am trying to keep up with developments, despite the total insanity all around me.. I am reminded of Oliver Sach's statement" “The most we can do is to write — intelligently, creatively, evocatively — about what it is like living in the world at this time.”
After a long lock-down, what in the world is going on ?
As C-19 continues to devastate the world, musing. ideas and satire.
Warm, wine, sunny and still experiencing the challenge of COVID-19. Stay well everyone and smile - read the notes here.
Lock-down ending and gardens are growing. Still, the world continues to provide strangeness...
More lock-down time and more peak COVIDIOCY around the world. Keeping an eye on developments.
Housebound, writing focused and looking for light at the end of COVID-TUNNEL, this is a space for insight and humour.
Getting warmer with travel to South Africa and Arizona. But what is happening?
The extremely cold month has gone and now its just very cold. But things are happening...
A new decade, new opportunities and a new year. What wonders will there be?
The last month of an eventual year. What is happening around the world? What differences are being made?
November (aka as the start of winter) is here...but what is happening around the world?
October 4th Let’s take a quick walk around the world and see what is happening.. One of the few people not asked to investigate the Biden’s was Kim Jong-Un – he was too busy building and testing ballistic missiles and... Continue Reading →
Whatever happened to summer? Back to work, travel and writing.
This could well be summer in Alberta, but I am writing, teaching and reading...but about what?
June 1st What Have I Learned? I met with some students yesterday - high school students I had worked with in Banff who were reporting on their amazing work demonstrating their sense of agency. One asked me "what had taken... Continue Reading →
Alan Bennet, The Queen, Donald Trump, Benjamin Britten, Queen Victoria and others....
The evidence is clear. The pandemic had a significant and substantive impact on the well-being of students of school age in Canada and around the world. A meta-analysis of the impact of social isolation shows that it leads to increased... Continue Reading →
Music and Me For the last few years I have made a point of exploring lesser-known classical music. As someone who listens to a lot of music every single day – I am a writer and music is simply part... Continue Reading →