Be COVID-Kind
August 11, 2020
A little COVID-Kindness can go a long way! Canadians have a certain reputation. To the world it seems we’re generally nice people. We’re polite. We help strangers in need. I’d like to think it’s more than a stereotype and that friendly folk are…
COVID Math
June 1, 2020
The other day started with the question that can send a pang through a parent’s heart: “Mom, can you help me with my math?” Gulp. Grade 11 Algebra – double gulp! First question: Write this function in vertex form f(x)=2x3+3x+1. Small whimper.…
When in Doubt Don't Go Out
April 20, 2020
In the insect world, a cocoon is a covering that protects the vulnerable creature inside. It seems we’re living in our own little cocoons right now as we hunker down at home trying to evade COVID-19. It’s been about a month already since the…
Physical Distancing
March 28, 2020
We’re learning a lot these days, aren’t we? The current COVID-19 situation is expanding our collective vocabulary with all kinds of new terms that we may not have heard before, like “flattening the curve”, “asymptomatic”, and most important of them…
Woman doing Namaste sign
March 10, 2020
Is 2020 the year we ditch the handshake for a more germ-free greeting? It’s what I was taught to do when you greet someone – you shake their hand, of course! After many years of practice, I think I give a pretty good handshake. I’m no weakling at…