The View from a Small Island: Ode to a Nap

On the first week of a new decade, I feel ‘a nap’ coming on. Perhaps this is driven by the weather: rainy, solid cloud cover, foggy when the drizzle lets up. In general, a stay-at-home, climb under a new (gift from grandson) soft wrap and sip hot chocolate kind-of-day. ODE TO A NAP: Back in … Continue reading The View from a Small Island: Ode to a Nap

The View from a Small Island: Policing in the U.S.A (2020)

In the recent spate of violent conflicts , an epidemic of civilian deaths at the hands of police forces has erupted across U.S. cities in 2020. Then compounded by angry violent ideological extremists, I felt as though I was limping through a continuing nightmare. Unable to overlook these frightening events and feeling a responsibility to … Continue reading The View from a Small Island: Policing in the U.S.A (2020)

Post IV 2020 a Pandemic & the View from a Small Island: Do I Need a Counselor (therapist) or just a Rip Van Winkle* nap?

August 5, 2020 – a spike in COVID cases, politics in a pandemic, a mask incident in Staples, and a feel-good story from Africa, ‘when a teacher cries’: Living with low-level anxiety When coronavirus cases spiked across the world in the last week of July, my emotional self fell from a cliff, not a rock, … Continue reading Post IV 2020 a Pandemic & the View from a Small Island: Do I Need a Counselor (therapist) or just a Rip Van Winkle* nap?

The View from a Small Island: Post A The Enigma of Bias amid Two Deadly Viruses (Viri)

The Enigma of Bias amid Two Deadly Viruses (Viri): Racism and COVID 19   The mind is the brain at work, and culture is the creation of manifold individual minds composing civilization where the legacy is handed on from one generation to the next. Charles Gillispie 1998 2020 is the year of killing pandemics: two … Continue reading The View from a Small Island: Post A The Enigma of Bias amid Two Deadly Viruses (Viri)

After a pandemic: Women in Leadership Roles

The Guardian today (13 July) highlighted Julia Guillard's retroactive look at her time as PM of Australia. Julia Gillard spoke ahead of the launch of a book she has co-authored – Women and Leadership, Real Lives, Real Lessons – to be launched in Australia on Monday. Photograph: The Guardian Her insights are 'in hindsight' but … Continue reading After a pandemic: Women in Leadership Roles