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May 24th, 2020

Life goes on.

Covid – 19.  Week 11 of self-isolation

It is in the shelter of each other that people live. Irish proverb.

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As the weeks stretch out into months and the novelty of self-isolation starts to wear thin, we must steel our resolve, knowing that one day this pandemic will end.

Life goes on…

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.

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May 18th, 2020

There is still time.

Covis-19  Week 10 of self-isolation.

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To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right. Confucius.

There’s an old adage that states the only thing that can change the direction of a country is a war or a depression. To that list we could add a third – a global pandemic.

This Covid-19 pandemic isn’t the first to strike humanity and it won’t be the last, but as we struggle to come to terms to with its impact, it is becoming clearer everyday that there have to be some serious changes made to our priorities and the way we are living. That calls for courageous, well-meaning, innovative leaders.

But in so many situations and circumstances, that brand of leadership is absent.

If we’re to fix what needs to be fixed, it is time for the current generation to pass the baton over to the next generation. So we can set our hearts right, get on to what’s truly important and begin moving forward again towards a better future.

There is still time….

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May 11th, 2020

Lessons learned the hard way

Covid-19   Week 9 of self-isolation

Excess generally causes reaction and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons or in individuals or in governments. Plato.

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The world we we’re in is slowly receding and we’re entering into the new one we are going to build. It will take time. We have a lot to undo and much to unlearn, but the best lessons learned can usually only be learned the hard way.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Be considerate.

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May 4th, 2020

The Passage of Time

Covid-19  Week 8 of self isolation

Time flies over us but leaves its shadow behind. Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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The lock-down continues…. for many, patience and courage is running thin. We are all in our own boxes waiting to get back and back to life.

There isn’t much to say or write about this pandemic that hasn’t already been written or said.

But one of my favourite writers, Roger Cohen, in his New Yorks Times column on May 2, 2020, wrote a poignant piece Who knows where the time goes that I think sums up where we are all are at the moment. All in our own boxes, waiting to get out… start up again.

That’s what humans do.

Stay safe. Stay connected. Be considerate.

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