On facing ourselves

Some days ago the government in my country announced a proposal for how we are to go about when we return to “normal” life. Notice that I say “proposal”, I don’t even think it has been approved yet, and since then thousands of people have decided they should go out to the streets. Oh yeah,…

Joy in Times of Despair

Is it wrong that I feel happy and excited in these horrible times? This quarantine has been a very shocking experience for most people, for a number of reasons. Many people have lost their jobs, others have lost a significant amount of income, many others are increasingly anxious, or depressed, or angry, or isolated, or…

Why do we keep apologising?

All along this period of quarantine, I had stayed fairly positive, until today. It was today that the instability in my work became manifest; my paycheck was a third of what it usually is. And the prospect for next pay day is even worse: I don’t even know if I still have a job. I…

Confessions of a procrastinator. And a promise!

I’m always looking for new things, and so my attention is always on many different things at the same time. You just have to look at the inside of my bag. I always carry my Kindle, books (2 or 3, because I can’t really choose), my journal, a small notebook for ideas, highlighters, coloured pens….

What COVID-19 can teach us about work 2.

It happened to many of us. We heard the news, this new virus was spreading in different parts of the world, despite the efforts to contain it. And in my case, two weeks ago, we were told we had to stop going to work. I will admit I was worried, like everybody else, because not…