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…… Continue reading Comforting familiarity

The new normal

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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…… Continue reading The new normal

New running goal as COVID-19 restrictions ease

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I paused my Garmin Coach 5K running plan when we were restricted to short distances from home due to COVID-19 restrictions. Now that our restrictions for sport have largely been lifted, I wanted to continue with the running plan. It turns out that you can’t pause a Garmin training plan this long, so I needed…… Continue reading New running goal as COVID-19 restrictions ease

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

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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…… Continue reading Strive for a bronze medal in parenting when you work from home

If the coronavirus doesn’t kill us, distance learning just might

Hanging books at tashas in Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa

The speed at which many schools have closed, and kids and educators have had to switch to distance learning platforms have caused quite a bit of frustration, especially for parents overwhelmed with the sudden influx of messages. Here’s a funny (and true) rant from an Israeli mother who found herself overwhelmed by the flood of…… Continue reading If the coronavirus doesn’t kill us, distance learning just might

Tips for remote work newbies

Working remotely in style. Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash

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…… Continue reading Tips for remote work newbies

Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Our outing to Park Canada on Election Day.

We live in challenging times. Here in Israel we have the dual challenges of this new coronavirus, and having just had our third elections in the hope that our leaders will grow up, place Israel first, and form a sustainable government. Larger forces, and uncomfortable spaces The recent elections had been coming, so we knew…… Continue reading Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Jocks playing Dungeons and Dragons

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When you think about the types of people who play the game, you probably don’t think of jocks playing Dungeons and Dragons, but they do. The stereotypical DnD player is probably a pimply teenager in their basement, or something, but this doesn’t give you an accurate picture of who is playing the game these days…… Continue reading Jocks playing Dungeons and Dragons