Through books we can start to imagine the experiences of newcomers, and expand our ability to empathize with them.
I arrived home from England yesterday after getting up very early in an airport hotel and hanging out at Heathrow for hours. Seven weeks away is a long time and I’m now completely discombobulated about what’s going on here! But, I know it’s Wednesday, so we’re going to reset regardless.
Last week, I joined a course for small business owners to work on our ability to actually sell our products (a surprisingly difficult thing!). Although I have a service-based business that perhaps doesn’t lend itself well to Christmas presents, one of my colleagues in the course makes these beautiful notebooks. Could be a great gift for someone difficult to buy for on your list. And, purchasing from a small business makes the owner do a significant happy dance, so you’re really gifting two people a lovely Christmas.
Hello from sunny Falmouth! I’ve spent the last week wandering about the south-western most tip of England and just today the sun has finally come out in full force. I’ll have lots of content coming about being in England – check out our off season day at the arcade in Brighton if you haven’t already.
Have you joined the war on cars yet? We’ve only been in England for 24 hours and I already have a particular disdain for countries that don’t let you just hop a train to another city with ease. If you’ve got road rage (and not the kind that comes from driving angrily) you might like this podcast.
I’ve managed to miss Wednesday this week, so we’ll reset on Thursday instead! Yesterday I had my first day as a substitute teacher in Nova Scotia, and my first day back in the classroom since pre-Covid. That experience definitely warrants a Thursday reset. Middle school is a wild place…