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The weirdness of life not in lockdown

Yesterday afternoon my wife cycled home from work at her pre-school, and my kids came home from school (they’re 9 and 11) as usual. Then a little later I took my son to his swimming training and I went for a run with a friend through a nearby forest. As we ran the trails, we saw people down by the lake having a BBQ and people going for walks. On our way home we stopped at McDonald’s and had a bite to eat. Then we went home. In a nutshell,…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 16

Not sure what happened this week but blogging ground to a halt. Let’s see if, in the spirit of Easter, I can’t resurrect things a little next week. But for now, here’s a lot of helpful, interesting, diverting, inspiring things to read, watch or look at. The Pandemic… Well the world continues to be in the grip of this disease but I think the shift in the richer north back towards a more sustainable approach is under way. Yet there is a very wide range of views about Sweden’s approach.…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 14

Hoping you’re all staying healthy out there – the pandemic effect on this blog continues with another full week of posts. And because a whole bunch of you are in lockdown, there’s more link goodness here than usual. So first… The Pandemic… Coronalinks 3/27/20: We’re Number One How deadly is the coronavirus? It’s still far from clear The [US] Military Knew Years Ago That a Coronavirus Was Coming Is Sweden’s Lax Approach to Coronavirus the Right Call? The coronavirus pandemic will break globalisation A cinematographer’s guide to looking good in…

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The Curiosity Index (Coronavirus edition)

I know all we ever hear about is this cursed coronavirus (COVID-19) and almost everyone is writing about it. But that does mean there is a lot of good things amidst all the false or the scary or the relentless inundation you get from the news. I’ve tried to piece a few things that I’ve found the most helpful here but have not attempted in any way to be exhaustive as that is way too much! The Coronavirus Explained Photos: Life in the Coronavirus Era Facts, links, good solid info…

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