The Alchemy of Coronavirus

Alchemy is a great metaphor for what’s going on right now. The epitome of creative destruction. Firstly, the reduction of the familiar into a mass, then the extraction from the mass of what’s needed, and finally the synthesis of that into the new. Base metal to gold. Coronavirus is a catalyst. It’s started the process.Continue reading “The Alchemy of Coronavirus”

The virtual background problem

I’m fascinated by the number of people using virtual backgrounds at a time when virtual meetings are the norm. Not because I don’t like them – it’s clever technology, and a boon when the place where youre conferencing from is not somewhere you want people to see. However, that temptation poses an interesting question. WhyContinue reading “The virtual background problem”

Lost is an attitude

At times like this, it’s easy to feel lost and disorientated. The reality is is that it’s just unfamiliar. the minute we realise that’s all it is, things change. We can learn to know the unfamiliar. The Day Millicent Found the World Every morning Millicent ventured farther into the woods. At first she stayed nearContinue reading “Lost is an attitude”