As we approach Halloween during a pandemic, I started wondering.
Do we really feel like donning a costume mask after wearing one in our daily lives for six months?
I have heard people say that they notice how eyes smile more now that many are in masks. Or they meet new people who are wearing masks and then when they finally see their face, they do not recognize them as their brain created a face under the mask that did not match reality. Continue reading
When I was young, you went to Blockbuster on a Friday night to rent a video. You went to the library to research a paper. You listened to your Walk Man on the school bus. You made mixed cassette tapes of your favourite songs from the radio. You talked to your friends from a phone attached to the wall in the kitchen. Continue reading
As I listened to his podcast on my morning walk this week, Tim Ferriss reminded me about a book he recommended that I read a few years back. It is called The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant. It condenses 10,000 years of history into about 120 pages. Tim said that when you look at that kind of snapshot, you realize we have been here before. Plagues, famines, wars. And we got through it. As we will again. Continue reading
We’ve lost our confidence.
And we spent our whole lives building it. From learning to walk, to receiving our report cards in school, to earning degrees, getting promotions, buying property or taking vacations.
All those activities told us we were doing okay. That we were moving in the right direction.
Then suddenly, all that certainty was gone. People lost jobs. Schools closed. We became isolated in our homes not knowing when we might be able to go back to life as we knew it. Continue reading