Category: Events and Life

  • Enjoying Sam and Liam talking about stuff

    I noticed a new(ish) video podcast, AWNP Unplugged, with Critical Role’s Sam Riegel, and Liam O’Brien. It’s terrific, I’m enjoying it. They’re basically just connecting, and chatting about the pandemic, the importance of being connected to each other, and more. I’m sitting on one of our couches, blogging random stuff, and enjoying the conversation. I […]

  • “Those flags gave me hope”

    My wife recently wrote a post about our city’s annual tradition of putting up flags ahead of Israel’s Independence Day. Apparently someone raised concerns on Facebook about how this extra cost was wasted in light of the need for more resources to combat COVID-19. These flags aren’t an annual exercise in vanity and frivolity, they […]

  • Comforting familiarity

    Jamie Rubin wrote about waning motivation, and comforting familiarity yesterday – Maybe it is familiarity during a time of uncertainty that I find comforting. The unknowns pull the levers of anxiety. Because of this, I have to limit myself to thinking about today and not worrying too much about what may happen tomorrow. When I […]

  • The new normal

    The new normal

    One of my friends pointed out Seth Godin’s post about transitioning to a new normal through a slog (at least that’s what I take from this). This idea resonates with me, to a degree, even as it unnerves me – During a slog, we have a chance to accept a new normal, even if it’s […]

  • A face mask hack for runners

    Many regions have started recommending, or even requiring, that citizens use face masks when leaving their homes. If you’re curious why we’re now being told to wear a face mask when, previously, we were told not to (unless we were sick), this Sci-Show video explains why: I’m a runner, and I found it difficult to […]

  • Strive for a bronze medal in parenting when you work from home

    Even though we parents are increasingly working from home during the current crisis (and even if you work from home anyway, like me), we still feel the pressure to be stellar parents to our kids. That pressure is intense, especially when our kids are trying to adjust to a new distance learning model, and all […]

  • COVID-19 Lockdowns and Exercise

    Update (2020-03-19): It seems that I read our Health Ministry’s restrictions a little too restrictively. For the time being, it seems to be possible to get out for a run, even if it should probably be closer to home to limit the risk of exposure to other people. As with many other countries, Israel is […]

  • Tips for remote work newbies

    One of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is that more people find themselves needing to work remotely after having worked in a more conventional office environment for most of their careers. Shifting to remote work can be a little disconcerting. Fortunately there are substantial resources to help you work productively, remotely. Automattic is a […]