"Everyone will take for granted the idea that you can watch a live video stream in a group of 500,000 and have live shout-outs from the comments. Or have a group video chat in which friends can drop by." Now people are comfortable with video, by @genmon Permalink
This week, I helped setup the apartment where we live in East Vancouver with an email group. It’s really been something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time, and of course the pandemic ended up being the thing to make it happen. I want to talk about what we’re doing, ask some questions about support for renters during this time, and make a call for more shared communication around the topic of Renting in the time of Pandemics (yes, that’s a call back).
“Take heart: you are not the only person experiencing what you are going through. But be mindful: not everyone is having the same experience you are. Ultimately though, we are all in this together.” —Kottke: Some people I needed this. Permalink
This video of German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressing the nation was very moving to me. Serious. Supportive, but also making it clear that everyone has to do their part. I think it hits me extra hard because German is my “family” language. Permalink
I’m writing this to capture my personal perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s definitely been stressful trying to figure out fact from fiction. Being in Canada, I have high confidence in our federal and provincial health systems. What can I do to support the experts? I can lead by example and support others in my community. Here are the actions I’m personally taking, feedback for some local organizations, and some links to further resources at the end.