IN TAKING, COVID-19 HAS GIVEN

Tomorrow will be December. A new month – the final month of what was to be a new year: 2020, unlocking all of the hope and possibility, confidence and certainty of a new decade. Little did we know what 2020 would bring, how locked in we would all be, not just...

TAMING THE ROARING (20)20s

As we near the beginning of November – awed that we are into the countdown to the end of the year, bewildered by the blur behind us – it is impossible to not pause and think of all that has been. 2020 is not over yet, but still, who could have known that...

CONNECTING IN OUR COVID-19 WORLD: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE EYES

We live in a world without smiles. At least in 2020. Why? Because we live in a COVID-19 world of masks. Masks, protecting one another, in a year of a pandemic that is defining our generation, even though we’re still trying to define what exactly it is and how...

CRISIS: IT IS NOT LINEAR, IT IS LAYERED

Just 10 days ago the world watched in absolute horror as the Port of Beirut was shaken to the ground – the hopes and lives of the people of Beirut, and across Lebanon, altered irreversibly. Immediately one looks for reason. How? Why? Why now? What now? The Gods...

PERMANENTLY CLOSED. THEY DIDN’T MAKE IT.

As our world works through the Summer of 2020 in the Northern hemisphere and Southern hemisphere winter sets in, we find ourselves locked into a year focused on COVID19. No longer are we looking to making it through in a matter of months. 2020 is a living case study,...

19 CANDLES. BIRTHDAYS IN THE TIMES OF COVID19

35,000 feet. That is where today – 17.06 – is always wished to be spent each year if not able to be with loved ones. Neither are an option this year. COVID19 has turned the days of 2020 into a long blur – days turning into weeks turning into months...

COVID19: 2020’S SPARK FOR STEP-CHANGE

        The warnings were there about the platform possibly not holding. The warnings were there about the 5000+ registered participants possibly not joining. The warnings were there about the content not holding interest for 6+hrs. The warnings...

The SDGs in the Coronavirus Era: Do they still matter?

What a start to 2020 it has been. When I wrote January’s post on SDG 3: Good-Health and Well Being, a mere 100 days ago, my latest article in AM&A’s series on LIVING THE SDGs,  I never would have imagined that just three months later we’d all be dealing with...