I don’t know where to start. I’ve wanted to write this piece for a while, but I kept waiting for ‘it’ to end; for closure, so I could tell you what happens at last. But, that’s not happening any time soon, so I guess I’ll start at the very beginning. (A very good place to… Continue reading That drunk, woozy feeling
Didion, magical thinking, and the metaphors of grief
‘Grief comes in waves’ is a phrase so common that most of us believe that grieving is synonymous with the sea. We imagine grief hitting us and washing over us without mercy, while our arms and legs flail, trying to escape to the surface and breathe. Sometimes, we’re too tired to struggle. We just wait… Continue reading Didion, magical thinking, and the metaphors of grief
Responding to Covid: A case for strengthening decentralisation
“...the true measure of our commitment to justice, the character of our society, our commitment to the rule of law, fairness, and equality cannot be measured by how we treat the rich, the powerful, the privileged, and the respected among us. The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavoured,… Continue reading Responding to Covid: A case for strengthening decentralisation
Who really has the vaccine?
I’ve been thinking long and hard about this. How we’re possibly looking straight in the eyes of a vaccine for COVID. The headlines are there, the trials have begun. Those of us who didn’t study biochemistry have started to read up on vaccine trials and how long before we’re allowed to go out into the… Continue reading Who really has the vaccine?