Lockdown Experience And Reflections So Far

The COVID-19 crisis has the world in turmoil. I don’t remember a time in my lifetime that we, as humanity, have experienced such shared angst. Drastic measures, like national lockdowns / shelter in place, all over the world. I thought I wouldn’t be ‘one of those people’ sharing a lockdown diary. Maybe I am and …

If You Should Choose Anything

To snooze or not to snooze? That is most likely the decision you started your day with. If you have what Ingrid and I call, “Rich People Problems”, choosing what to wear can be another annoying choice to make at the start of your day. Which, bus, train or route to take to the office? …

On Being Picked And Picking Others

I grew up playing cricket, soccer and rugby–team sports. And, when we played in the hood this meant having teams. By some unwritten universal rule, the two best players became captains. And, their task started with picking who would be on their team. There are many ghosts of crushed egos and self-esteems in playgrounds all …

Decoding Empathy

“Empathy is something unfair until we’re the ones who need it.” I read something along these lines a couple of days ago. I happen to read that when I was halfway through series 2 of Dissect Podcast. The superb deconstruction of Kanye West’s album, “A Dark Twisted Fantasy” by Cole Cuchna renewed my appreciation of …