A curious thing

Living through a pandemic is like living with a brain injury. Both require slowing down, doing without and shifting priorities. But isn’t life like that? Ups and downs, learning and unlearning. Maybe someday I’ll enjoy crowds, loud music and a busy schedule. And it’s highly likely our post-Covid world will end up just as crazy … Continue reading A curious thing

Haircuts and potato wedges

It happens like this. She cuts his hair and they talk, just like any barber and customer. Except this is grandfather and granddaughter, they’re in the bathroom, and this is the closest they get these days. Imants Ziedonis said it best: Stroke a silver head. Grandmother, grandfather, uncle when he’s sick. And he’ll begin to … Continue reading Haircuts and potato wedges

Catch the moment

Exactly three years ago today, a bicycle crash threw me into #StayHome mode just like the coronavirus threw the world into quarantine. By Monday, I was unable to do anything I’d been doing on Friday. My home became my refuge. Self-isolation was the new normal. What do you do when your fast-paced 21st-century life comes … Continue reading Catch the moment