On the tough days…

“Every day, in 100 small ways, our children ask, ‘Do you hear me? Do you see me? Do I matter?’ Their behaviour often reflects our response.” ~ L.R. Knost Today was rough. As a teacher in the year 2020 and 2021, teaching virtually has become my norm and we are forever in this physical-virtual see-saw … Continue reading On the tough days…

On epidemics, education and connection…

When the World Health Organisation declared that the COVID-19 virus was a global health emergency, a whole manner of elements of daily life got shut down. While the majority of this shut-down and the quarantines are centred on China and the provinces around the epicentre, Wuhan, here in neighbouring Vietnam, we have been feeling the … Continue reading On epidemics, education and connection…

The Missing Piece

The world is a giant puzzle that hasn't been put together yet, and we're trying to find the other piece of this puzzle that goes with us - E E Cummings E E Cummings is my favourite poet. His poems and writing talk of the most fragile parts of the human experience, of love and … Continue reading The Missing Piece