Natural world versus technology

What do we deem important?  We’re coming to a showdown between the natural world and technology and the referee seems to be our need and dependancy to be part of a connected society. Ironically this photo was taken with a drone. Technology dominates everything. Take a look at the website for Woodpecker Drone Services. Continue reading Natural world versus technology

Something from nothing; can your Covid side hustle grow into a real business?

This week I decided that my Covid side hustle had the potential to be a real business. Creating something from nothing, is so much fun! Its not really something from nothing. For me it was taking an interest and deciding to make it a business. During the pandemic I explored my various and varied interests more fully. One of those interests has become a Covid side hustle and is now set to go mainstream. Somewhere in one of my posts in the past couple of years I mention that I reflected on the wisdom of a good friend and admitted … Continue reading Something from nothing; can your Covid side hustle grow into a real business?

The loneliest places during Covid-19

The loneliest places during the pandemic are traveling carnivals waiting for permission to open, theatres, concert halls, and amusement parks. The theatres, concert halls are usually prepping for ‘festival season’ at this point in the calendar, actors, and musicians readying for the house to open. Will the stage manager be calling for ‘places, please‘ anytime soon? In many places around the world the theatres are still dark, and will remain so for some time. The prohibition against large gatherings have resulted in the cancellation of many festivals across the country, not just theatre festivals, but music festivals as well. Amusement … Continue reading The loneliest places during Covid-19

Does ‘work-from-home’ betray the 19th Century Luddites?

Would the 19th century Luddites, predecessors of modern labor activists, support the implementation or move to suppress this suddenly popular ‘work-from-home’ movement? Are we betraying the Luddite vision of a healthy and happy work environment? Technologies, and the new imperative are creating a fertile petri dish for development and discovery of new ‘work from home’ protocols. Petri dish;HA! This is an improvised cauldron brewing up a tempting mulligan stew that has the potential to forever alter the social fabric of business and commerce. Not everyone at home is working. Is the Covid-19 virus becoming an excuse for something the Luddites … Continue reading Does ‘work-from-home’ betray the 19th Century Luddites?

Behaviour Amplifications as a result of stroke

I’m just giving some serious thought to the amplified behaviors I’ve experienced as a result of my hemorrhagic stroke and the embolization used to stop the bleed in my brain. I’m still fighting some of those amplified behaviors, desperately working to wrestle the bad ones into submission while trying to coax the good ones  into becoming the representative ‘me’ which the real me hides behind. I’ve tried to find some sage articles on the subject that may be lurking in the corridors of the internet, but without a lot of success. There seems to be a passing nod of acknowledgement  and validation  given … Continue reading Behaviour Amplifications as a result of stroke

Outside looking in…

I have these moments when I feel like I’m on the outside of my life, looking in… a peeping-tom trying to catch glimpses of the real me, and the real parts of my life. I sometimes imagine that I am walking along a darkened street, glancing in the windows of the houses I pass, the windows framing the activities of life and living.  I wait for the bits where its me doing the living, but it feels like they are few and far between.  I generally feel disconnected from forward momentum of my life. I’m not sure when this started … Continue reading Outside looking in…