Lessons from the Lockdown #4

It's as the good Doctor says: "Time is wibbly."1 We like to think it moves straight -- ever forward in a quantifiable succession of intervals -- but it doesn't. It wraps around us like light bending in prism, unfurling its colors according to the density and shape of the glass. Just so, time speeds up... Continue Reading →

Lessons from the Lockdown #3

Times of uncertainty and challenge have a way of exposing and even magnifying certain truths that were previously either hard to see or ignored. They also have a way of making other truths trickier to see while masking some altogether. For example: margins. One of the social realities that the lockdown is bringing into sharp... Continue Reading →

Lessons from the Lockdown #2

Day 10. Presumably we are halfway through this time of government- & neighbor-enforced house arrest. Probably ... hopefully ... and whether that light at the end of the tunnel is real or just a lost lightening bug, these ten days have taught me three things about the world and one thing about myself. There is... Continue Reading →

Lessons from the Lockdown #1

Okay, I know ... technically the "lockdown" hasn't started yet. At least not in South Africa. That only kicks in for real tomorrow at midnight. Even so, since we haven't seen our students since early March, since I've basically been cocooned at home since March 10th, and since we transitioned to "online learning" on the... Continue Reading →

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