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Showing posts from March, 2020


We are truly living through, as it is officially referred to in Switzerland, an extraordinary situation. As the world grapples with the COVid-19 virus, many parents are grappling with how this is impacting their children, which means more than just trying to figure out continuity for education during this crisis. It also means addressing any concerns or anxieties that their children might be having right now. I remember the first time I realized, as a young teen, that "normal" life could be completely upended by events with a world-wide impact. I felt very unsettled as I learned about World War 1 and World War 2, and realized that adults didn't really have things figured out to the degree I assumed they had. For the first time, I felt fear on an existential level. My life-long interest in history is, in my opinion, directly rooted in the desire of young-me to deal with that existential fear by assuring myself, through learning about history, that the world had alway


(re)Reading... Pride & Prejudice , by Jane Austen. Listening to... the audiobook of Anne of Green Gables , by L.M. Montgomery. Researching... Circuses in the U.S. circa 1910. Waiting to Read... A Seat at the Circus , by Antony Hippisley Coxe. I'll be cracking this open as soon as it arrives in the post.