We all know 2020 has been terrible and weird and unsettling...and don't forget 'unprecedented'. One of the things I know I'm not alone in was the effect those early days of COVID concern had on my ability to read for pleasure - and here we are staring down the barrel of October (and the foretold … Continue reading 2020: The year I forgot how to read
The current campaign to get people back into offices is notable for a few things; That there is consistent correlation between ‘back to office’ and ‘back to work’ which seems to be disingenuous at best. ‘Office’ workers have been working non-stop since all this kicked off. The fact that those notoriously soft on workers and … Continue reading No Pret? No problem.
This is my 10th weekend of essentially self-isolating. I mean to some extent I am always self-isolating. I mean I live alone and am not the most social person but between work, family and my close friends I usually occasionally see a few people in person! Since I got back from Oslo on March 13th … Continue reading 10 weeks note
"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" "If you get sick during a pandemic and no one is around to test it, is it really COVID?" I don't know whether what I have had is COVID-19. What I do know that in a … Continue reading Let’s call it COVID’s cousin
I’ve been reading a lot of speculative pieces about what things are going to be like in a post-COVID world from my sickbed. Some things seem pretty clear: There will be a major economic downturn of some shape and size Our relationships with offices will change My life as a city dweller - and the … Continue reading Ok. Ok. What’s next?